Intel Core i7-4790K Gaming Processor Review
In the year 2013, Intel launched its ‘Haswell’ range of desktop processors. They had better graphic processors, but they lacked in any kinds of improvements regarding processing power and built-in GPU’s.To cater to all such problems Intel launched i7-4790K Processor codenamed as the ‘Devils Canyon’. Packed with a processor speed of 4.1 GHz, the Intel Core i7-4790K Processor has a turbo boost of 4.4 GHz and a clock speed of 4 GHz which was a major improvement from the 3.9 and 3.5GHz of its predecessor Intel Core i7-4770K Processor. This feature has been made possible because of the set of extra capacitors that help deliver power to it and due to the use of a new thermal material in it providing extra cooling. Both of these features seem like a positive sign for the gaming world as it improves and enhances the computer’s performance and speed which in turn is a necessity for efficient gaming.
Another prominent comparison of the core i7 processor is with the core i5 processor. The Core i7-4790K Processor chip is based on 22nm process and is equipped with 4 CPU cores. It also possesses an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics processor. All of this makes it a better suited for multitasking, high-end gaming and many other scientific works. Also, the i7 processors are faster in most cases as compared to the i5 genre. Although, this may not always be true if both are quad cored processors.
The Core i7-4790K has incorporated the Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology, which means that its four cores are split into eight logical cores, which greatly enhances its multitasking and multi-threading performance. The Intel Core i7-4790K has the same 8MB of Level 3 cache as the i7-4770K which is equally distributed between all the processor’s cores. This larger cache or the onboard memory helps the processor in dealing with repetitive tasks in gaming and other applications at a much faster rate. This again serves as an edge over the i5 processors which have a relatively slower rate in such matters thereby making i5 vs. i7 gaming pick much simpler.
Just like the other Haswell processors, the Core i7-4790K is compatible with Socket LGA1150 motherboards. It has been designed to work on motherboards that make use of the Intel Z97 chipset but also have the flexibility of working suitably in older Z87-based motherboards, requiring just a few updates in the firmware.