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Intel Core i7 4790K (Devil's Canyon) CPU Review - Gaming, Power and Temperature Tests

Intel Core i7 4790K (Devil's Canyon) CPU Review
Codename Devil's Canyon is out from Intel. We see just what the new Core i7 4790K processor is all about as we put it through our CPU testing regiment. (NASDAQ:INTC)
| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 20, 2014 4:39 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Intel

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0

 

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Aliens vs. Predator

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark

 

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Gaming performance is pretty standard. At stock we see it's a little higher than the i7 4770K but overall nothing to get excited about. Overclocking also sees a slightly performance boost at the lower resolutions. This is all very standard here.

 

 

Power

 

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Power draw numbers on the system are solid. The idle sits lower along with the load when compared to the previous generation i7 4770K.

 

 

Temperature

 

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Temperature numbers also look good; the idle numbers are significantly down while load lines up with the i7 4770K. Overclocking does indeed cause a spike in temperature and a little more than we'd like considering that we're a good 200MHz+ lower in clock speed compared to our 4770K when it was running at its max overclock.

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