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    Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    The first Intel processor running at 4GHz on all cores, find out how good it is.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Any information about overclocking? Or is this NDA at the moment? I think you have the first review online so well done with the time management!

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuen4y View Post
    Any information about overclocking? Or is this NDA at the moment? I think you have the first review online so well done with the time management!
    Says on the test config page that their engineering sample chip (not the same as one you'd buy in store) is an unexpectedly bad overclocker and they can't push it further. We're still waiting on retail devil's canyon for overclocks and proper temperatures. From this it seems delidding is still likely the only way though...

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Quote Originally Posted by CampGareth View Post
    Says on the test config page that their engineering sample chip (not the same as one you'd buy in store) is an unexpectedly bad overclocker and they can't push it further. We're still waiting on retail devil's canyon for overclocks and proper temperatures. From this it seems delidding is still likely the only way though...
    I do not know with what mind does Intel ship ES samples of overclocker tailored chips that will not perform in the most important aspect of the whole product as the retail samples... Thanks for the info though.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    At least it shows they don't give out their best binned chips though..
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    The Pentium G3258 is £59.99 on pre-order:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CP-531-IN

    OTH,once you add the cost of a cooler and a Z series motherboard,it might be better just to get a Core i3 or a FX6300 with a £50 motherboard. In some games,like Thief,Watch Dogs and BF4 MP,the Pentium dual cores do badly indeed(even with Mantle) according to the articles I have seen.

    However,it might be good for more lightly threaded games,and negate the need for more expensive CPUs.


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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    I think I'll be upgrading my 4670 to this, so long as ASUS come out with a BIOS update to support it.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Newer games have started to take advantage of more cores. I noticed with my i3 that performance wasn't as good as benchmarks showed with my GPU at the time.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    Newer games have started to take advantage of more cores. I noticed with my i3 that performance wasn't as good as benchmarks showed with my GPU at the time.
    Same here. I had a socket 1155 Core i3,which did very well at the time,but in some newer games it started to struggle,so changed it over to a Xeon E3 instead.


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    I bought a second hand 3470 which has been working flawlessly since I bought it.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    I need to see what's under that IHS

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    It seems ASRock is releasing some budget Z97 based motherboards for the G3258:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asr...ard,26920.html

    Supposedly,it can be overclocked to around 4.4GHZ using one.

    OTH,how little has changed since the 2010 G6950 in terms of average overclocks:

    http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/pentium_g6950/



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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    This is an underwhelming release, at least until overclocking results prove otherwise.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    If the underlying silicon is the same as any other Haswell refresh CPU, why should the engineering sample be any different from a retail chip? Doesn't the engineering sample have the upgraded thermal interface material? Sadly the review is a bit pointless until they can test retail CPUs.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbobgod1969 View Post
    If the underlying silicon is the same as any other Haswell refresh CPU, why should the engineering sample be any different from a retail chip? Doesn't the engineering sample have the upgraded thermal interface material? Sadly the review is a bit pointless until they can test retail CPUs.
    Well at least they got the review out weeks before anyone else,as Hexus is the only site to have reviewed the Core i7 4790K.

    The thing is though,Intel sends ES samples to reviewers anyway,not retail samples AFAIK.


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    Re: Reviews - Intel Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' (22nm Haswell)

    Tarinder - have offered the use of my FX9590 , board and ram before for and AMD comparison

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