Friday, May 23rd 2014

Multiplier-Unlocked Pentium G3258, Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Listed

Several online retailers began listing Intel's next wave of unlocked socket LGA1150 processors, ahead of their June 2014 launches. Among these are the Core i7-4790K, the Core i5-4690K, and the Pentium G3258. The series begins with the i7-4790K and the i5-4690K, which bear an exclusive codename, "Devil's Canyon." These are special hand-picked "Haswell" dies that feature higher voltage limits, and a higher-grade package, with special high-current LGA contact points, and a superior thermal interface material between the die and integrated heatspreader (IHS).

The i7-4790K is a quad-core chip, featuring HyperThreading (8 logical CPUs), HD 4600 graphics, 8 MB of L3 cache, and clock speeds of 4.10 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequencies of a staggering 4.40 GHz. The i5-4690K, on the other hand, is a quad-core chip that lacks HyperThreading, and features 6 MB of L3 cache, but respectable clock speeds of 3.50 GHz, with 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost. Both chips feature unlocked base-clock multipliers, support for higher memory frequencies, uncore clocks, etc. The Core i7-4790K is priced around US $370, on the stores it's up for pre-order. The i5-4690K, on the other hand, is listed around $250.

The surprise package here is the new Pentium G3258, which is an "unlocked" chip. The rationale behind launching such a sub-$100 unlocked chip, could have been the fact that 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Intel's iconic Pentium brand, which made it a household name. The G3258 is based on the "Haswell" silicon, and is a dual-core chip that lacks HyperThreading, Turbo Boost, and AVX instruction-set. It still offers a respectable clock speed of 3.20 GHz, and 3 MB of L3 cache. The chip is priced around $80.
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55 Comments on Multiplier-Unlocked Pentium G3258, Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Listed

#1
M0rt
Sign me up, Satan!

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#2
Ronnyv1
I can't help but feel underwhelmed by their anniversary chip :
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Ronnyv1
I can't help but feel underwhelmed by their anniversary chip :
Intel Pentium Pro 20
  • 22 nm Ivy Bridge-E silicon
  • 8 cores, 12 threads
  • 16 MB L3 cache
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Quad-channel DDR3 IMC
  • 3.20 GHz clock speed with 3.50 GHz Turbo Boost
  • 150W TDP
[/wishful_thinking]
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#4
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
by: btarunr
These are special hand-picked "Haswell" dies that feature higher voltage limits, and a higher-grade package, with special high-current LGA contact points, and a superior thermal interface material between the die and integrated heatspreader (IHS).
It will be interesting to see how well these will overclock...
It's nice to see that Intel may have addressed the thermal interface material issue. We shall see.
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#5
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
I for one intend to slaughter a G3258, pagan style, but with ice as opposed to fire.
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#6
15th Warlock
I'm a little confused, can these new processors be used with Z87 boards or do they only work on z97 boards?
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: 15th Warlock
I'm a little confused, can these new processors be used with Z87 boards or do they only work on z97 boards?
Everyone is confused about this, it's probably intentional so people just buy Z97. I have no idea. I was under the impression they worked on Z87 and Haswell works on Z97.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: M0rt
Sign me up, Satan!
Don't lose faith in Godzilla.
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#9
natr0n
Are these pentiums rejects or not ?
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: natr0n
Are these pentiums rejects or not ?
They're unlocked, so they should at least be i3-43xx grade.
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#11
brunello
by: 15th Warlock
I'm a little confused, can these new processors be used with Z87 boards or do they only work on z97 boards?
I think that will be like using Ivy Bridge on 6x board, you just need a Bios uptade to support the new sku

Also, those are not new by any mean, just the same silicon as haswell, so it will be crazy if they wont work on 8x board
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: 15th Warlock
I'm a little confused, can these new processors be used with Z87 boards or do they only work on z97 boards?
Intel said Devil's Canyon will be Z97-exclusive. Haven't seen any Z87 board with those two chips in CPU support list. They support i7-4790 non-K.
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#14
buildzoid
by: brunello
I think that will be like using Ivy Bridge on 6x board, you just need a Bios uptade to support the new sku

Also, those are not new by any mean, just the same silicon as haswell, so it will be crazy if they wont work on 8x board
I read that these won't have the FIVR so that motherboards play a more important role when OCing the CPU. So it is very possible that only a few Z87 boards will work with these new chips because most Z87 boards require the FIVR.
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#15
Lu(ky
I have read allot from this site and he seems like he knows what's going on but his site says the DEVIL'S CAYNON is only a paper launch for JUNE 2 and will not be SOLD tell SEPTEMBER.. ----> S O U R C E
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#16
bogami
Increase in the price of a little a better thermal paste is not justified .Certainly will be better to cool the processor without top cover first tests showed no noteworthy improvement and unlock a multiplier is no longer cost . Since it is K model is not that worth mentioning. 3D tranzistors but did not show progress .
lack of competition allows behave more like a pig with puppies .
Without the protective cover will definitely be colder .:)I think I'll wait for Broadwell.
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#17
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Ronnyv1
I can't help but feel underwhelmed by their anniversary chip :
Underwhelmed by what? It's like every other K CPU, it can overclock. Other than that, it's like every other Pentium.

...and how can you complain about an overclockable Pentium? It's like an i3 that would be unlocked, I think there is more of a market for something like that than you think.
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#18
d1nky
by: bogami
Increase in the price of a little a better thermal paste is not justified .Certainly will be better to cool the processor without top cover first tests showed no noteworthy improvement and unlock a multiplier is no longer cost . Since it is K model is not that worth mentioning. 3D tranzistors but did not show progress .
lack of competition allows behave more like a pig with puppies .
Without the protective cover will definitely be colder .:)I think I'll wait for Broadwell.
You miss the point, this is a reform meant to overclock like gods canyon!

Because we all know Haswell was pretty poor in those respects!

I see it as Intel listens to enthusiasts!
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: d1nky
I see it as Intel listens to enthusiasts!
By charging us more for what we had in the first place :laugh:
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#20
Sempron Guy
I'm gonna get me one of those pentiums :D
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#21
buildzoid
by: RCoon
By charging us more for what we had in the first place :laugh:
Except that Sandy Bridges' OC capabilities were an accident.
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#23
d1nky
by: RCoon
By charging us more for what we had in the first place :laugh:
Depends on how well these puppies can oc! And tbh the price isn't that far off the 4770K


by: buildzoid
Except that Sandy Bridges' OC capabilities were an accident.
It'll be good to see what happens when they intentionally do it!
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#24
ssdpro
If the info other sites are reporting of Devil's Canyon paper launch in June and availability in September Z97 drops a nice big pile in the bed. I don't know of anyone that didn't want to specifically match Z97 with a DC CPU and now waiting 4 more months will have people looking at what else is nearby.... Skylake, Haswell-E etc.

Z97 and DC were always on shaky ground - seems like a quick stop gap to help motherboard manufacturers have something to sell this year. Z87 had something new - 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports and refined USB 3.0 over the USB 3.0 bugfest in Z77.
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#25
sweet
by: bogami
Increase in the price of a little a better thermal paste is not justified .Certainly will be better to cool the processor without top cover first tests showed no noteworthy improvement and unlock a multiplier is no longer cost . Since it is K model is not that worth mentioning. 3D tranzistors but did not show progress .
lack of competition allows behave more like a pig with puppies .
Without the protective cover will definitely be colder .:)I think I'll wait for Broadwell.
With better pin material and some work transfered to z97, those new Haswell will definitely clock better than your nake chip. However, I second that intel should have done it in the first release of Haswell
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