Sunday, June 2nd 2013

Intel Unleashes 4th Generation Core Processor Family

Intel announced its much anticipated 4th generation Core processor family, codenamed "Haswell." The company launched as many as eight desktop retail processor models, all of which are quad-core, and spread across the Core i7 and Core i5 families. Leading the pack is the Core i7-4770K, which fully utilizes the 1.4 billion-transistor silicon, including four x86-64 cores with HyperThreading enabling eight logical CPUs, a new-generation HD Graphics 4600 core with 20 execution units, 8 MB of L3 cache, a dual-channel integrated memory controller supporting up to 32 GB of high-frequency DDR3 memory, and a 20-lane PCI-Express gen 3.0 root complex. The chip features unlocked base-clock multiplier, three BClk ratios, and iVR (integrated VRM).

The i7-4770K features 3.50 GHz clocks, and 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost. It is priced around US $350 in most stores. A variant without the unlocked base-clock multiplier and 3.40 GHz clocks, the Core i7-4770, is being sold around $320. An energy-efficient version of this chip, the Core i7-4770S, is priced around $310, it lacks unlocked BClk multiplier, and is clocked at 3.10 GHz, with the same 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost. While the other two feature 84W TDP, the i7-4770S features 65W.

Trailing the Core i7-4770 series is the Core i5-4670K. This quad-core chip features nearly everything the i7-4770K does, except it lacks HyperThreading, its Turbo Boost maxes out at 3.80 GHz, and features a smaller 6 MB L3 cache. It is priced at $250. A variant without the unlocked BClk multiplier, feature, the i5-4670, is priced at $230. Next up, is the Core i5-4570, featuring 3.20 GHz clocks, 3.60 GHz Turbo Boost, and a slightly slower graphics core. It is priced at $210. Its energy-efficient variant, the Core i5-4570S, features 65W TDP, 2.90 GHz clocks, 3.60 GHz Turbo Boost, and a $200 price-tag. The only sub-$200 chip in the pile is the Core i5-4430, featuring 3.00 GHz clocks, 3.20 GHz Turbo Boost, and a $190 price-tag.
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4 Comments on Intel Unleashes 4th Generation Core Processor Family

#1
DaJMasta
I thought the 4770S and 4770T still supported hyperthreading, making them both 4 core/8 thread?
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#2
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
I see my next upgrade is coming soon! Yes! This is the ONE!

You know what makes me laugh? Is how no one is dissing Hyper threading any more. all there chips have it and no one is saying BOO about it any more. Hyper threading FTW!!!
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#3
tehehe
I want to know if it is possible to overclock non-k cpus just like ivy bridge by "+4 bin" technique and how that works with 4770T.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: trickson
I see my next upgrade is coming soon! Yes! This is the ONE!

You know what makes me laugh? Is how no one is dissing Hyper threading any more. all there chips have it and no one is saying BOO about it any more. Hyper threading FTW!!!
Ooh nice. That'll be a proper upgrade. :)

And HT is more relevant now, for various reasons.

Sort of fun that this comes a day after all the reviews. :laugh:

by: DaJMasta
I thought the 4770S and 4770T still supported hyperthreading, making them both 4 core/8 thread?
Yeah I think they all have HT. That is the major difference between i5 and i7. Cpu World says they have HT.
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