Intel i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU Review

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Intel i7-4790K Review

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This is very much a minor update rather than the major change we usually expect from the next release of CPU's. Even Intel are calling this just a refresh, so there is very little new. When the main shouting point is that there is a new Thermal Interface, you know that this wont be something you should rush out and upgrade from your i7-4770K.

Intel i7-4790K Review     Intel i7-4790K Review  

The most important change will be for those of you who prefer to run your processors at stock. The i7-4790K has a 500MHz boost when compared to the i7-4770K. Whether this means that we're going to get extraordinary overclocks, or if Intel are just eating into the headroom that was already there, we'll find out on the next page.

Intel i7-4790K Review     Intel i7-4790K Review  

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Most Recent Comments

13-06-2014, 09:46:26

Nice review thanks.

If I could get the same 4.80GHZ overclock with a 4970K that I have with my 4770K then I would definitely buy one but I'm not lucky with the silicon lottery Quote

13-06-2014, 10:09:17

Very nice review Tom. Thank you for the time in trying to enlighten us about the differences from the 4770k cpu. I probably will get one for the Maximus VII Hero rig that I hope to finish in the next couple of months. The 4770k I have now is not a strong one from what I can see. I might get a better entry in the lottery with a new chip. I am also hoping you go back to the VII Hero board with the DC 4790k chip. Your review of that board was what made me buy it on day 1 when it came available. I really hope the combo with the DC chip will be a "Epic Win"

Thank You Again!


13-06-2014, 10:21:16

Good review as always Tom, the 500MHz boost over the 4770k is nothing to take lightly at stock and the improved thermals is always good.

While it is a shame that the average overclocks for DC is not any higher than vanilla haswell, the improvements are always welcome.Quote

13-06-2014, 11:07:20

the non K cpu doesn't turbo to 4.4Ghz, only the K one.Quote

13-06-2014, 11:47:17

Hitman absolutely (heh) loves the overclocked 4790K
I almost lost it with that subtle joke
Great review, and I'm not sure why I don't know this but do you need a z97 mobo for devil's canyon, I currently have an i3 and want to upgrade by the end of the summer (no job makes it hard) so will it be the 4670k or 4690k that I'll be (hopefully) getting?Quote

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