Intel Devil's Canyon to do 5GHz on air cooling?

Posted on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 13:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Intel just released its Haswell Refresh but you'll have to wait a bit longer for the Core i7-4790K and the Core i5-4690K, two new parts designed specifically for overclocking enthusiasts.

These two processors are codenamed Devil's Canyon and they differ in several ways from the regular Core processors. These chips are made from high-performing dies binned out from the foundry, they are placed on extra-durable packages with contact points designed to handle higher voltages and they also feature a superior thermal interface material between the die and the integrated heatspreader (IHS).

The Core i7-4790K will be Intel's first processor to have a stock clockspeed of 4.0GHz and a Turbo Boost of 4.4GHz. The Core i5-4670K on the other hand has a stock clockspeed of 3.50GHz and a 3.90GHz Turbo. Both chips have a 88W TDP, 4W higher than the non-K chips.

Both processors are expected to be introduced at Computex 2014 with availability slated for around mid-June. Devil's Canyon may be quite an exciting chip for overclockers, if the rumors are right they may be capable of running at 5GHz on air cooling.

Intel Devil's Canyon

Source: TPU

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