Intel Devil’s Canyon Also Listed Compatible With 8 Series Chipsets Officially – Did Intel Break Under Pressure?

Intel Devil’s Canyon Also Listed Compatible With 8 Series Chipsets Officially – Did Intel Break Under Pressure?

As we all know Intel launched
the Devil’s Canyon processors last week. The SKUs launched have several
impressive features and performance enhancements. The flagship
processor of the series, the Intel Devil’s Canyon Core i7-4790K is to be
the first 22nm consumer CPU to obtain a clock frequency of 4 GHz and a
boost frequency of 4.4 GHz. It is to come with 4 cores and 8 threads and
will allow consumers to overclock it past the limits set by Intel due
to improved thermal design and packaging materials. The next processor
on the list, the Core i5-4690K featuring 4 cores and 4 threads with a
boost frequency of 3.9 GHz. The 4690K features similar overclocking
capabilities as the i7-4790K.


Intel Lists Compatible Motherboards For Devil’s Canyon. 8 Series Boards Also Included.

After all the NDA drama surrounding the official release of Intel’s
Z97 architecture boards, we had also began to see some related to board
compatibility issues with Intel Devil’s Canyon Processors. Although
previously it was learned
that Devil’s Canyon would not be including support for 8 Series boards,
some motherboard manufactures decided to ‘think differently’. We began
to receive contradictory news in the form of ASUS posting a BIOS update
for it’s Maximus VI Extreme. This update made the board support
the Core i7-4790K. There was no official word from up top at Intel.
Well, we now finally have a list of compatible motherboards for both the
Devil’s Canyon Cor i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K.

The lists released by Intel are quite extensive and feature a large
array of boards from a variety of manufacturers using different
chipsets. The list of manufacturers includes ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock and
MSI. The SKUs are said to be good to work with the Z87, H87 and H81
boards. This is in addition to the current variants of the 9 Series
Chipsets as well. A complete list of specifications for the Devil’s
Canyon processors can be found below:

Intel Core i7-4790K, Core i5-4690K, Pentium G3258 Specifications Chart:

Intel Pentium G3258 Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4790K
Codename Haswell Devil’s Canyon Haswell Devil’s Canyon
Process 22nm 22nm 22nm 22nm
CPU Cores 2/2 4/4 4/8 4/8
Graphics HD Graphics HD 4600 HD 4600 HD 4600
Base Clock 3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo Boost 3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz 4.4 GHz
L3 Cache 3 MB 6 MB 8 MB 8 MB
TDP 53W 88W 84W 88W
Price $72.99 US $242 US $350 US $339 US

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