Intel multiplier-unlocked Pentium G3258 and Devil's Canyon CPUs get listed

Posted on Friday, May 23 2014 @ 12:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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TPU writes etailers started listing the Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K "Devil's Canyon" processors as well as the Pentium G3258 "Pentium Anniversary" edition processors.

The Devil's Canyon chips are specially binned, high-performing Haswell processors with a higher-grade package and superior thermal interface material between the die and the integrated heat spreader.

The quad-core i7-4790K has 8MB L3 cache and HyperThreading, it's clocked at 4.1GHz and has a 4.4GHz. Its pricing is around $370. The i5-4690K on the other hand is a quad-core model without HyperThreading, it has 6MB L3 cache, a 3.5GHz core clockspeed and a 3.9Gz Boost. This version will cost you around $250. Both versions are designed for overclockers - they're fully unlocked.

The Pentium G3258 on the other hand appears to be an interesting chip for overclockers on a small budget. Priced at around $80, this Haswell-based dual-core chip has a frequency of 3.2GHz and 3MB L3 cache. It lacks HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and the AVX instruction set but offers an unlocked multiplier.

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