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Intel Devil's Canyon, Anniversary Pentium appear in listings

by Mark Tyson on 23 May 2014, 10:00

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As the launch of the Devil's Canyon and 20th Anniversary Edition Pentium processors edges nearer several online retailers have started to list these chips, reports TechPowerUp. These processors are due to be officially launched in June, as Computex Taipei is about to kick off.

Chinese VR Zone has managed to unearth some detailed information to fill in the rather Spartan facts we already had about the Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary processor. The site also provides a purported screenshot of the CPU-Z analysis of the chip (embedded below). You can see, due to this being an unlaunched chip, that it isn't in the CPU-Z database yet so is analysed with the name of Intel Pentium G3420 but lower down in the specifications field you can see it correctly reported as the Intel Pentium G3258.

We are told that the Anniversary chip will be an LGA 1150 pin Haswell part supporting both Intel 8 Series and 9 Series motherboards. The unlocked processor has two cores and 3MB of L3 cache. As a budget part it doesn't support some of Intel's advanced tech such as HyperThreading, Turbo Boost, VTd virtualisation, AES or AVX instructions. It will be priced around US$80, says TechPowerUp.

While we have no new info about the two Devil's Canyon processors to share, as a reminder they should have the following spec, as previously reported:

  • Core i7-4790K: Base freq 4.0GHz, Turbo Boost freq 4.4GHz, 4 cores/8 threads, 8MB cache, TDP of 88W
  • Core i5-4690K: Base freq 3.5GHz, Turbo Boost freq 3.9GHz, 4 cores/4 threads, 6MB cache, TDP of 88W

Many more details about these chips should be gathered at the Monday, 2nd June launch event. That's not far away folks.



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Yes!! Dual core unlocked processor from Intel for a reasonable price!! I wonder if when Hexus review this (if they review it) if they could compare it against a 4670k at similar over clocked speeds to see how it fairs in games.
The worse thing is that unless Intel introduces cheap overclocking motherboards,I get the impression the motherboard will cost more than the actual CPU.

Maybe Intel Anniversary Edition B85 motherboard? :p The B85 can overclock but Intel did make sure they fixed the loophole though!! :(

Plus with Mantle and DX12 in the next year or so,it makes me wonder how a dual core chip,even running at 4.5GHZ would fare longterm. Tis a shame that Intel did introduce a unlocked Core i3 instead. The Core i3 530 was a nice little chip.

OTH,the new Pentium could be a great CPU for running D3 and WoW though.

I see it making even a Core i5 4670K not worth it for a number of games.
CAT-THE-FIFTH
…. Tis a shame that Intel did introduce a unlocked Core i3 instead….

This was my first thought too. HT started with the Pentium, so why not give the anniversary edition HT? As it is, I can't see any reason to buy an unlocked Intel dual core chip when cheap unlocked quad core chips are readily available…. ;)
scaryjim
This was my first thought too. HT started with the Pentium, so why not give the anniversary edition HT? As it is, I can't see any reason to buy an unlocked Intel dual core chip when cheap unlocked quad core chips are readily available…. ;)

Because people like Skyrim benchmarks using a £60 CPU and a £400 graphics card?? :p

PS:

Sadly,I am not joking.

:(
Well, Core2 Pentiums and Celerons were great overclockers, far easier to overclock than full Core2 or Core2Quads. So the Anniversary Pentium might be similar as it should consume less power and with some much disabled it should hopefully won't get as hot.

Being a cheap chip, I would actually have the courage to de-lid it. Of course, while a £45 chip is nice, if overclocking only works with a £70+ motherboard that's not so nice.

Still, at last a ‘fun’ chip from Intel. The Intel-are-gods crowd on certain forums never did understand why someone might find AMD's chips more ‘fun’ than Intel's.

Sorry, while Intel's K chips are nice and easy to overclock, I never found them ‘fun’. For me overclocking was never about the highest possible clocks (which AMD's FX tends to win anyhow) nor was being a hardware enthusiast about spending the most (which seems to be at least some of the reasoning when people go with the tired old PC Masterrace arguments). No for me, overclocking was always about taking a cheap chip and getting something extra out of even at the risk of stability.