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Intel Announces Core Haswell Refresh Processors, Led by Core i7-4790


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Intel Core "Haswell" Refresh processors are now officially available. Built in the LGA1150 package and compatible with motherboards running 8-series chipset with BIOS updates, the chips are accompanied by an armada of motherboards based on the latest 9-series chipset, which support the chips out of the box. The chips offer speed-bumps over Intel's existing Core "Haswell" lineup, at existing price-points, and feature some under the hood package improvements that needn't translate into IPC improvements.

Among the chips launched today, are the Core i7-4790, featuring a clock speed of 3.60 GHz, with Turbo Boost frequency of 4.00 GHz, 8 MB of L3 cache, and HyperThreading. This chip is priced at US $319.99, between the i7-4770 and the i7-4770K. Also launched is the Core i5-4690, featuring clocks of 3.30 GHz with 3.90 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB of L3 cache, and lacking HyperThreading. This one goes for US $224. The two lack upwards unlocked base-clock multipliers, and so the overclockers among you may want to hold out till mid-June, when Intel launches overclocker-friendly chips, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," based on this silicon. Other chips launched today include the Core i5-4590 (quad-core, 3.20 GHz / 3.70 GHz, 6 MB L3, $199.99); i5-4460 (quad-core, 3.20 GHz / 3.70 GHz, 6 MB L3, $189); i7-4790S (quad-core, 3.20 GHz, 8 MB L3, HTT, $314, low TDP); i5-4690S (quad-core, 3.20 GHz, 6 MB L3, $224); and i5-4590S (quad-core, 3.00 GHz, 6 MB L3, $199).

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The i7 non-K CPUs are really stupid, if you do not need the iGPU. You can get a 200 MHz slower Xeon without the iGPU for just 240 $.

The i5-4690 is actually just as stupid.


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You guys are very funny!! Haswell refresh is simply a normal process of any business. You can't afford to do nothing for more than year. You all would understand that if you weren't less nerd. The word itself, refresh, already tells you that is just that. Slightly better performance, less heat, same money. WTF are you complaining for????

When you go to the supermarket you already lots of products slightly changed every x months, even just the packaging. It's the market!!! And there is nothing wrong. The only wrong thing is you nerd talking rubbish and expecting I don't know what. Free stuff???