Intel has released a new spin on the Haswell design, codenamed Devil’s Canyon, that manages to squeeze a decent performance boost out of the hardware. It’s a feat that’s been achieved not through complex re-engineering, but by simply switching to a new thermal interface material that conducts heat away from the transistors and up to the heat sink. Thanks to the use of “next-generation” thermal material, the new chips enjoy much better heat dissipation than the original Haswell models, so they can run faster without overheating.
With the Core i7-4790K, Intel has pulled out all the stops to crank it up to 4GHz. When it comes to single-core operations, Turbo boost technology accelerates things further – to an eyebrow-raising 4.4GHz.incredibly, the i7-4790K had yet more to give, since, like all K-class processors, Devil’s Canyon chips come with unlocked Turbo multipliers that can achieve an overclock speed of up to 4.7GHz for single- and double-threaded tasks.Intel is aiming to once again take command of the enthusiast market by giving overclockers and gamers a tweaking-friendly chip that they so desire.
• 4 Cores & 8 Threads
• 4.0 GHz Clock Speed
• 4.4 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
• FCLGA1150 Socket
• DDR3-1333/1600 Memory Type
• 8MB Cache Memory
• Intel Clear Video HD Technology
• Intel My Wi-Fi Technology
• Idle States