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Old June 15, 2014, 08:51 PM
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Default Intel Devil's Canyon i7-4790K Performance Review (Comment Thread)

Intelís Devilís Canyon has been rumored, previewed and eventually delayed but Computex finally marked the full unveiling of the new i7-4790K and i5-4690K processors. Our path to this review follows a similarly contrived path that started at Intelís shipping facility in California followed by a few days stuck in the black hole that is Canadian Customs.

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Old June 15, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the review sky, I will be happy if I can hit 4.8 when I get mine. Should tide me over until 2011-3 shows up.
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I think 4.8 is indeed possible but my sample couldn't achieve that with 24/7 stability when all cores were enabled.
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I'm wondering if this refresh was really needed so close to Broadwells release? Nice chip but people like me are going to wait I think.
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Old June 15, 2014, 10:54 PM
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Hopefully these improvements will carry over to Broadwell.
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I'm wondering if this refresh was really needed so close to Broadwells release? Nice chip but people like me are going to wait I think.
As long as people are willing to pay for a processor that was originally supposed to do in the first place. Then Intel will just keep on pumping out processors with minimal performance improvements.
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Old June 16, 2014, 05:17 AM
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We can't forget that Broadwell for socketed platforms may be further away than its mobile / BGA launch.
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Finally sold my 3770K and Z68 combo in order to upgrade to 4790K and Z97. Waiting for the cpu now. My 3770K ran at 4.3ghz 24/7 so this Devils Canyon cpu was a no brainer, even at stock..... I have one on order and will start to play with it when released at the end of the month. With a turbo of 4.4ghz I doubt that I will run this oc'd for anything except benchmarks and epeen boasting. Still it would be nice to see 4.8ghz.... Or more :-)
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I agree with the mixed feelings on this release. It does exactly what it was supposed to do, but not really more (and likely won't meet some people's expectations for overclocking headroom). For those with decent clocking 3770k/4770k its not going to be worth the money. This does seem to shift the max OC up a few hundred mhz from the average 4770k. So a bad clocking 4790k should still beat out a mid-range 4770k for max OC.


That said, 4790k are obviously highly binned to get the stock clocks , which leads me to wondering if 4690k will fair as well on average (may have a much larger variance meaning the silicone lottery would be a bigger player). There are only two devil's canyon chips, so the 4790k rejects will likely be 4690k........unless intel is saving the bad ones for something else.
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Nope, the K rejects become the non-K processors. Or at least that's how I'd do it.
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