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Intel launches first 4GHz processor, Pentium Anniversary Edition
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Jun 3, 2014, 05:33 AM
 
Intel has launched its first 4GHz processor aimed at the enthusiast market today, just as previously rumored. The processor range, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," consists of a Haswell-based Core i5 or Core i7 "K" chip that will ship unlocked, with the fastest in the group not only having a base clock speed of 4GHz, but can be pushed up to a 4.4GHz in Turbo mode.

The range consists of the Core i5 4690K, and the Core i7 4790K, with base clock speeds of 3.5GHz, and 4GHz and Turbo maximums of 3.9GHz and 4.4GHz respectively. Both models are quad-core processors, with the i7 chip adding hyperthreading and pushing the chip to eight threads, with each also offering Intel HD 4600 graphics, 2-channel DDR3-1600 memory support, though the Core i5 only has a 6MB Cache compared to the i7's 8MB.



Both chips will benefit from the use of a "next-generation polymer" as a thermal interface material. Anandtech believes this could give a 5-15C shift in temperature on the chip at load, and could give overclockers an extra 100-200MHz over earlier chip models. While individual chip pricing was not revealed, the Core i5 4690K will cost $242 each in bulk, while the Core i7 4790K will sell for $339 per unit in a batch of 1,000.

At the same time, Intel has launched the Pentium Processor Anniversary Edition. The Pentium G3258 is a 3.2GHz dual-core chip with 3MB cache and Intel HD Graphics, and though it is relatively similar to others in the range, it will ship unlocked, allowing it to be easily overclocked. Priced in bulk, the processor should sell for $72 per unit.
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