Intel unveils Devil’s Canyon chips
The famous US processor maker Intel has officially unveiled its highly anticipated Devil’s Canyon processors at the on-going Computex 2014 exhibition in Taiwan. The chip family currently includes just two members – the fully unlocked Core i7-4790K and the Core i5-4690K. Both processors will be on the market on June 25.
The tech specs are not something that surprising although there are some new things worth mentioning. We’ll start with the high-end Core i7-4790K processor. It is based on the latest Haswell architecture and runs at 4 GHz, while its Turbo speed reaches 4.4 GHz. The processor comes with four computational cores plus Hyper-Threading technology that allows it to process up to eight threads at once. Like all other Core i7 Haswell processors this one also comes with 8 MB of L3 cache and integrated HD 4600 graphics that runs at 1250 MHz. The new processor can run in Intel Z97 and Intel Z87 motherboards after a corresponding BIOS update. Its price is USD 339.
The Core i5-4690K comes with four cores but it does not have Hyper-Threading. Moreover the processor runs at 3.5 GHz (3.9 GHz in Turbo mode) and offers 6 MB of L3 cache and Intel HD 4600 graphics – all this for USD 242.
Both processors come with TDP of 88 watts and make use of improved thermal paste between the CPU die and the integrated heat spreader. The new material used is called Next Generation Polymer Thermal Interface Material and according to Intel it should improve heat dissipation when overclocking these unlocked processors. Just make sure to update the BIOS of your Z97/Z87 motherboard if you happen to purchase one of these little gems.