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[Tom's Hardware] Core i7-4770K: Haswell's Performance, Previewed

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We recently got our hands on a Core i7-4770K, based on Intel's Haswell micro-architecture. It’s not final silicon, but compared to earlier steppings (and earlier drivers), we’re comfortable enough about the way this chip performs to preview it against the Ivy and Sandy Bridge designs.
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Thanks for the info!

Good thing I don't need to upgrade now! thumb.gif
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post #3 of 571
Selling point for me will be how well they can overclock. If I can hit 5 Ghz on air maybe, then I will possibly switch out my 3770k.

Otherwise, not too noticeable an improvement. The Integrated Graphics look much nicer (should be good for laptops).
post #4 of 571
Low to moderate gains. GPU was beefed up a bit. Hope these things OC well cause so far its not looking like a great step up from Ivy.

Will be nice to see what Final silicon and proper release benchmarks plus OC'ing show.
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post #5 of 571
I mean HD4600 is based HAswell GT2, so GT3 graphic should perform even better
Edited by ThePath - 3/18/13 at 12:41am
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My little 3770S shouldn't be worried at all!
post #7 of 571
in the intel Reddit AMA an architect said that overclocking would be a great surprise to enthusiasts. Hopefully it will up the bar like 2500K and 2600k did over the previous gen intels. and maybe 5Ghz will be as easily achievable as 4.6Ghz is today.
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post #9 of 571
So Haswell is an ever so slight CPU improvement and a pretty hefty IGP one.

It could pose a severe threat to AMD's APUs if they put the HD4600 in the i3, but as it stands... The only worthwile (and if they release at a price similar or identical to Ivy) processors are the i5 and i7.

Was expecting more. Hope overclocking makes up for this...
   
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There is more to it people. We need to also know the energy usage. If it does all this and save 20% energy it is a great step up. And indeed we also need to know how well it clocks and how well the memory controller will be.

People that fold with it or use it 24/7 will see it in their energy bill.
 
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