Intel Haswell Refresh Codenamed Devil’s Canyon Have Improved TIM
Ever since Ivy Bridge tweakers, enthusiasts and overclockers have been complaining about the heat of the Core processors. This is related towards the thermal insulation solution that Intel provides. The new the K-Series (Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K) Haswell Refresh processors will feature updated overclocking features and an improved TIM design.
The Core i7-4790K has been improved both on packaging and thermals. There are a lot more capacitors packed onto the processor for smoother power delivery to the die as well. Intel has embedded what they call Next Generation Polymer Thermal Interface Material (NGPTIM) which works with existing cooling solutions.
Intel has been fixing the TIM issue once and for all with their upcoming Haswell Refresh processors. The K-Series Haswell refresh processors in specific are codenamed Devil’s Canyon which would offer used an improved design that incorporates updated packaging materials, improved TIM (Thermal Interface) and processors that are specifically re-engineered for enhanced performance and overclocking. The Core i7-4790K will be the quad core flagship processor of the Haswell Refresh lineup and the first 22 nm consumer CPU to obtain a clock frequency of 4 GHz (base clock).
That 4 GHz base clock will be available on all the four cores. It comes with proprietary Intel technologies such as Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-threading, HD Graphics 4600 clocked at 1250MHz, Quick sync video and so on. The processor is made for the LGA 1150 socket and will work with the recently released Z97 chipset based boards. It will also work with selected H87/Z87 boards, you need to check this with your motherboard manufacturer and install the updated BIOS prior to physically installing the processor. The Intel Core i7-4790K will be priced at $339. Intel Core i5-4690K will be priced at $242.
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