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Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, released a new series of CPUs called Haswell. Intel's Haswell series requires a Socket 1150 motherboard. The new socket succeeds Intel's Socket 1155 after nearly 30 months.
Intel is again using the K suffix to mark unlocked processors that give the user the ability to change the multiplier to values higher than the x39 of non-K processors. The new processor series will include two CPUs: the Core i5-4670K and Core i7-4770K.
We had the chance to test and compare the upcoming Core i7-4770K to the two unlocked processors of the Ivy Bridge series.
Like previously, the main differences between these two unlocked processors are the L3 cache size, which is 33% smaller for the i5-4670K, and the addition of Intel's Hyper-Threading technology, which the i7-4770K has as well.
Hyper-Threading creates one more virtual core for each physical core a processor has, which increases the process of multi-tasking programs.