Intel announces its first Devil’s Canyon 4GHz quad-core processors at Computex 2014


Intel today introduced its 4th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors codenamed Devil’s Canyon at its Computex 2014 press conference. These will be the company’s first to deliver four cores at up to 4 GHz base frequency. The Devil Canyon desktop processors have been named as the Intel Core i7 4790K, which will replace Intel Core i7 4770K to be the flagship Haswell chip, and the Intel Core i5 4690K. According to the company, production shipments of these chipsets will begin in this month itself.

In terms of specs, both the Intel Core i7 4790K and Intel Core i5 4690K chipsets are based on the company’s 22nm Haswell architecture. The Intel Core i7 4790K comes with quad-core 8-thread processor clocked at 4GHz, while the Intel Core i5 4690K is a quad-core 4-thread processor clocked at 3.5GHz. The Intel Core i7 4790K will be priced at $339 (Rs 20,100 approximately) and the i5 4690K will be priced at $242 (Rs 14,300 approximately).

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