Several retailers have listed Intel's upcoming Devil's Canyon and Pentium Anniversary Edition based Core i7-4790K Core i7-4690K and Pentium G3258 processors for pre-order. The Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition and the fastest Devil's Canyon processors will be available for sale on 2nd June 2014 just around Computex 2014.
Intel Core i7-4790K, 4690K and Pentium G3258 Available For Pre-Order
Its quite surprising to see that the prices listed down by the retail sites are actually really close to the initial line of Haswell processors. The three processors would feature an unlocked design, new packaging components and will be focused towards enthusiasts and overclockers. The Devil's Canyon would be aimed towards the high-end while the Pentium lineup would be aimed towards the casual and budget minded users who want overclocking support. This gives us a total of three unlocked processors which are listed down along with their specifications:
Intel Core i7-4790K
The Core i7-4790K will be the flagship processor of the Haswell Refresh lineup and the first 22nm consumer CPU to obtain clock frequency of 4 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.4 GHz which is also a first for Intel. It will feature 4 cores and 8 threads along with a fully unlocked design which will allow users to overclock the chip past the limits thanks to the improved thermal design and updated package materials. The Core i7-4790K will feature a 88W TDP and would come with the latest HD 4600 graphics chip clocked at 1250 MHz. The pre-order pricing suggest a retail cost of around $359.99 US.
Intel Core i5-4690K
The Core i5-4690K will be the fastest Core i5 Series processor of the Haswell Refresh lineup featuring a clock frequency of 3.5 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 3.9 GHz matching the specs of the Core i7-4770K in a way. It will feature 4 cores and 4 threads along with a fully unlocked design which will allow users to overclock the chip past the limits thanks to the improved thermal design and updated package materials. The Core i5-4690K will feature a 88W TDP and would come with the latest HD 4600 graphics chip clocked at 1250 MHz. Pricing is not known at the moment. The pre-order pricing suggest a retail cost of around $249.99 US.
Intel Pentium G3258:
The specifications of the Pentium G3258 have been revealed by VR-Zone and are quite interesting. The Pentium G3258 is a dual core with two threads featuring a core clock of 3.2 GHz. It doesn't come with Turbo Boost tech but will be supported on both 8-Series and 9-Series platforms unlike Devil's Canyon which will feature support on just the 9-Series chipset based Z97 motherboards. Featuring the 22nm Haswell architecture, the chip comes with 3 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 53W. The instruction set includes SSE4.1, SSE 4.2, EM64T and VT-X. The box prices suggest a retail cost of around $69.99 US - $79.99 US.
Intel Pentium G3258 CPU-Z (Courtesy of VR-Zone):
Intel Core i7-4790K, Core i5-4690K, Pentium G3258 Specifications Chart:
|Intel Pentium G3258||Intel Core i5-4690K||Intel Core i7-4770K||Intel Core i7-4790K|
|Codename||Haswell||Devil’s Canyon||Haswell||Devil’s Canyon|
|Graphics||HD Graphics||HD 4600||HD 4600||HD 4600|
|Base Clock||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz||4.0 GHz|
|Turbo Boost||3.2 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.9 GHz||4.4 GHz|
|L3 Cache||3 MB||6 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Price||$70-80 US||$250 US||$350 US||$350 US|