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Intel "Devil's Canyon" 9-series Chipset Exclusive?

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Intel's next socket LGA1150 quad-core processors for overclockers, namely the Core i7-4790K and the Core i7-4690K, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," could be exclusive to motherboards based on the 9-series chipset. For overclockers, the choices would hence narrow down to motherboards based on the Z97 Express chipset. Marketing material distributed to retailers ahead of the processors' mid-June launch, mention "Devil's Canyon" to be supported by "new Intel 9 series chipset," while the same material detailing unlocked Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition mention it to be supported by "both Intel 8 and 9 series chipset."

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Devil's Canyon is confirmed to work on both 8 and 9 series chipset motherboards. It's just an ME update on the motherboard's side as TDP goes up from 84 to 88W on the two K SKU CPUs.
Broadwell doesn't work on 8-series but that's next year June.
 
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There's a beta bios for the Hero that says it supports the new chips.
 
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Update bios and it will work.
 
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Not just the Hero BTW, also the Impact, MVIE- and others claim support for these in the latest 1504 BIOS that came out.
non-ROG series with the 2003 BIOS
 
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I have seen bios update on all Z87 mobos from asus and others.
 
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BIOS Asus Impact Z87- Page Link
http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_IMPACT/HelpDesk_Download/

MAXIMUS VI IMPACT BIOS 1504 - Direct Download link
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/MAXIMUS-VI-IMPACT/MAXIMUS-VI-IMPACT-ASUS-1504.zip

Notes: "MAXIMUS VI IMPACT BIOS 1504
Enhance compatibility for new Anniversary Edition and Devil's Canyon CPU.
Note: Must apply the attached BIOS updater tool first before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors."

Looks like a BIOS update will be all you need. I get the suspense but I think its a little too late, the cat is out of the bag. ;)
 
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be a pisser if they do this.

as said most z87 mobo have already had bios updates for new cpu. we are just not sure which cpu that was :/
 
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8 Series Does Support Devils Canyon i7-4790K

Example My DZ87KLT-75K had Devils Canyon Support Since The Initial Official Release BIOS 0336 When The Board Was First Released Last Year

http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=DZ87KLT75K

Plus most of the above mentioned motherboards support the devils canyon according to Intel's website, just check in Intel's website below

http://processormatch.intel.com/

No worries, i got my eyes on the i7-4790K to replace my i7-4770K
 

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I'd call that pretty official.



The weird thing to me is the chipsets that don't have OC support. :p Funny, those.
 
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Asus released a beta Bios supporting these CPUs yesterday i think.