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Intel Core i7 4790K Should Be A Great Linux-Friendly CPU

Intel

Published on 03 June 2014 11:03 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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Intel will begin shipping the Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" processor this month and thanks to Computex now getting underway we're able to publicly talk about this high-performance chip.

The Intel Core i7 4790K is a quad-core processor with Hyper Threading (eight threads), comes fully-unlocked for maximum overclocking potential, sports Intel HD Graphics 4600, is still an LGA-1150 socket package, has 8MB of cache, and is clocked at 4GHz for all CPU cores with a 4.4GHz Turbo Frequency.

This 4GHz processor has a new thermal interface (Next Generation Polymer Thermal Interface Material) and that paired with other advancements should make Devil's Canyon great for overclocking.

Intel is also shipping this month their Anniversary Edition Pentium processor in celebration of the Pentium brand turning 20 years old. The Pentium G3258 will be a 3.2GHz dual-core part with an unlocked multiplier and come in well under $100.

Intel Core i7 4790K Should Be A Great Linux-Friendly CPU


Intel is supposed to be sending over some samples shortly so as soon as we get our hands on these refreshed Haswell processors we will be putting them through their paces under Linux (and potentially BSD) at Phoronix. Stay tuned for a lot of interesting Intel Linux benchmarks at Phoronix to whet your appetite while awaiting Broadwell that's still months down the pipe.

In terms of Linux compatibility, given these are Haswell Refresh parts, they should in theory work just fine. We've begun testing Intel 9-Series chipset motherboards and so far the ones we have encountered have worked fine; you can read one of them on the Gigabyte Z97-HD3 while the others are still in my publishing queue.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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