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Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:14 pm

Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Processor Review


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Article Title: Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Processor Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-core- ... iew_143880
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Re: Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Processor Review

Postby sbohdan » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:36 pm

Nice review! The only thing that I miss, is to compare Sandy and Ivy Bridge processors performance @ 4.4Ghz and 4.7Ghz, to see if Haswell is really better, or just a simple OC that could be done on the former as well? I would also like to see temp. comparisons @ these sppeeds, to see how the new TIM compares to the solder used on Sandy Bridge? All that said, I will wait for the new Broadwell hoping for REAL improvement, not just little optimizations. As far as I see, Intel did a real screw-up, when they changed from the solder to some cheap TIM and Devil's Canyon is just a minor fix of that screw-up + a little OC.
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Re: Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:27 am

Thanks for the feedback, but I not sure why you want to see Sandy and Ivy Bridge performance at 4.4Ghz and 4.7Ghz... The review included the 2700K, 3770K and 4770K, which are processors with 3.5GHz base clock speeds and have Turbo clocks of 3.9GHz. So, you have Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge and Haswell all at identical clock speeds in the same review, so you should be able to get a ton of info from that. Raising the clocks and re-doing all the testing at higher clock speeds would increase the scores, but all should scale equally.

The reason I didn't include temperatures on Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge is because it was on a totally different platform and I hate to compare temps from a Gigabyte board to an ASUS board and if I recall the algorithm used to calculate temps might be slightly different on Sandy than Haswell.

I too am waiting for Broadwell as that is a new architecture... Not just an updated package with a TIM change.
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