Intel Haswell CPU Reviews and more
Posted on: 06/02/2013 11:22 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Intel Haswell reviews, Microsoft's Xbox One Launch Event Replay, Top End Gaming Performance for $400 – NVIDIA’s GEFORCE GTX 770 Reviewed, Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB, and Dropcam HD Review

Microsoft's Xbox One Launch Event Replay @ NGOHQ.com
A complete video footage of Microsoft launch event of Xbox One from Seattle on May 21st, 2013. "Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device," said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.


Read more: Microsoft's Xbox One Launch Event Replay @ NGOHQ.com

Top End Gaming Performance for $400 – NVIDIA’s GEFORCE GTX 770 Reviewed
Last week, we posted our review of the GTX 780 from NVIDIA. It’s essentially, an affordable version of the GeForce Titan minus a few shader cores, a little memory, and a lot of money. At $649 USD, the GTX 780 is only marginally slower than the Titan when it comes to gaming performance. But for those who rely on GPU rendering power know that the Titan is the clear champion. Although the GTX 780 proves to be a more affordable option, it is still outside the price range for many gamers who don’t need to run multiple displays or the immense GPU processing power that may not be all that helpful for gaming. All they want are smooth respectable frame rates from their 1080p or higher display. NVIDIA didn’t leave those people high and dry.

Like the awesome bang for buck GTX 670 before it, the NVIDIA GTX 770 falls in to the role of a more cost effective and high end gaming GPU. Price at a more palatable $399 USD, we want to know how much performance we’re losing over the GTX 780. Or is it just a rebaged GTX 680? Join us for another round of game play to see what kinds awesome you can expect from NVIDIA’s GTX 770.


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Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB @ Techradar
We're straying into the faintly awkward territory of frame buffer capacity here. How much video memory do you actually need, and how little can you really expect to get away with on a fairly entry-level graphics card these days? These are the thorny issues we'll have to contend with in reviewing a slightly chubbier version of AMD's Radeon HD 7790. This 2GB version from Sapphire is essentially just that standard reference card, only this time with double the frame buffer.


Read more: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB @ Techradar

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell @ techPowerUp
In this review we compare the latest top Haswell processor Core i7-4770K against two unlocked Ivy Bridge CPUs. We test synthetic performance, real-life computing performance and gaming.


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Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core CPU Review @ Legit Reviews
Today Intel officially announced their 4th Generation Intel Core Processor architecture code-named "Haswell." This is the "tock" in Intel's roadmap that many enthusiasts have been waiting over a year for. While the Intel Haswell processors remain on the tried and test 22nm process, they require a motherboard with the Z87 chipset and LGA 1150 socket. Read on to see how Haswell performs!

The Intel Core i7-4770K is an interesting processor to review from a performance standpoint. When it comes to raw CPU performance it appears that "Haswell" brings a small performance increase to the table over an "Ivy Bridge" processor. Is it a large enough performance gain to make those that just bought an Ivy Bridge system in 2012 to go run out and buy a whole new system? Not likely, but for those with older processors the performance of Haswell should give you nice gains and you'll be able to use the new LGA-1150 platform and reap the benefits of the new Intel Z87 chipset and supporting third party solutions...


Read more: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core CPU Review @ Legit Reviews

Dropcam HD Review @ TestFreaks
Over these past 12 months I am not sure which product class I’ve reviewed more – network attached storage devices or Wi-Fi video monitoring solutions. Today we look at the latter as the Dropcam HD is our review subject. Founded in 2009, Dropcam specializes in video monitoring and have recently upgraded their product line with an HD camera version, which features 720p video.

While most video monitoring solutions have event alerts and variable recording capabilities the Dropcam HD offers easy set up, night vision, two-way audio along with subscription based 24/7 DVR recording plan. Their video stream is encrypted and stored in the cloud allowing remote viewing via a secure webpage or with the free iPhone, iPad or Android app.


Read more: Dropcam HD Review @ TestFreaks

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming @ LanOC Reviews
Our first look at a non-Intel Z87 motherboard today is the Z87-G45 Gaming from the folks over at MSI. With a gaming focus I am really excited to see what the board is all about. At a quick glance at both the packaging and the board itself it’s clear that MSI is going with the dragon theme that we saw on a few of their notebooks this year at CES. I’m curious if the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming will be on fire, or just fizzle out. Let’s take a closer look and find out!


Read more: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming @ LanOC Reviews

Intel "Haswell" Core i7 4770K Review @ HCW
If you don’t recall, it refers to their philosophy of releasing a new architecture one year, then refining that architecture with a smaller fab procuess. Last year’s release of Ivy Bridge was the “Tick” to Sandy Bridge’s “Tock”. In other words, the architecture was pretty much the same, but the process wasn’t. With Ivy Bridge, they nailed the 22nm process, and could then move onto developing the next architecture – Haswell. And that’s what we’re going to review today, in the form of the Core i7 4770K.


Read more: Intel "Haswell" Core i7 4770K Review @ HCW

MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp
Man the ramparts! A dragon is approaching! It's coming to eat our pretty Haswells! Clad in black and red like its older brother, MSI's Z87-GD65 GAMING was genetically engineered from the base DNA the Z77-GD65 GAMING used, but don't be fooled, the Z87-GD65 GAMING has a few unique abilities.


Read more: MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp

The First Experience Of Intel Haswell On Linux @ Phoronix
Haswell is here, Haswell is here, Haswell is here!!! After talking for months about the Linux kernel and driver development for Intel's Ivy Bridge successor, the heatsink can be lifted today on talking about Intel's Haswell processor. For the past few weeks I have been running and benchmarking an Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" processor on Linux to mixed success. While the Haswell improvements are terrific, the Linux experience now is awaiting improvements.

Haswell is Intel's fourth-generation Core processor family, succeeding the year-old Ivy Bridge processor. Haswell has been hyped in recent months over its lower power consumption as well as delivering much-improved graphics performance over Ivy Bridge. Intel claims that Haswell will lead to the thinnest touch PC designs ever, the biggest battery life increases in Intel's history, and unprecedented graphics performance for ultra-thin computing.


Read more: The First Experience Of Intel Haswell On Linux @ Phoronix

Intel Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Has Landed @ Hot Hardware
We've been talking about Intel's 4th Generation Core processor technology, codenamed Haswell, for over two years now. If you've been hanging around these parts and are like most self-respecting geeks, you've likely been feeling the build-up of Haswell for quite some time. Intel has disclosed lots of information on their latest processor technologies, from its 22nm 3D Tri-Gate transistors, to its beefed-up integrated graphics core. Sure, there's marketing hype and press releases but at some point you've got to have execution -- and today is all about execution for Intel.

Intel is officially launching Haswell today, their 4th Generation Core processor technology for the desktop market, with our follow-on coverage of dual core and mobile Haswell offerings coming up quickly on June 3rd. Haswell marks a number of firsts for Intel, including leading-edge technologies like on-chip voltage regulators, eDRAM, and their first graphics engine that fully supports the DX11.1 specification and OpenGL 4.0. With these new features alone, Haswell is primed to offer significant performance and feature enhancements, the likes of which should appeal first and foremost to mainstream consumers; but there's also plenty brought to the table for the performance enthusiast here as well. First, let's dig into the specifications of Intel's Haswell desktop variant and then we'll dive deeper into its underlying technologies going beyond just high level speeds and feeds.


Read more: Intel Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Has Landed @ Hot Hardware

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
GIGABYTE was among the first to send us over one of their Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboards to play with. We have a shiny new Intel Core i7 4770K to drop in the latest Intel LGA1150 socket, and we're excited to see what this platform is going to do. We're going to pit it against the Intel Core i7 3770K to see what kind of performance gains we will see from the new platform! Join us as we look at our first Intel Z87 motherboard from GIGABYTE!

The GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 motherboard is the first motherboard with the Intel LGA1150 socket to come across my bench and after seeing the numbers today, I think the Haswell platform is going to be a great platform for those looking for a complete upgrade from an older system. Not totally sure if it would be a worth while upgrade from an 'Ivy Bridge' system, but probably worth it from a Sandy Bridge system or older...


Read more: GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

Intel Core i7 4770K Review @ OCC
After taking an initial look at a press-only event a few weeks back, I was hopeful that there were just some really bad early samples out and that the Core i7 4770K would overclock at least as well as the three Core i7 3770Ks I have. Truth be told it was right on par with my ES 3770K and a little behind the two retail samples at 4.7GHz. All in all not bad, as that is a 1.2GHz bump over the base clock speed. By pushing this far, heat is going to be an issue even with water cooling, so the recommendation was to try and stay under or around 1.25v, and no more than 1.275 as the thermal load contained in the small confines of the die just cannot be shed fast enough to keep from warming up regardless of the cooling used.


Read more: Intel Core i7 4770K Review @ OCC

Intel Core-i7 4770K Haswell Processor Review @ Benchmark Reviews
Many companies have committed to aggressive product introduction schedules, only to have them fall by the wayside as the reality of the development process overwhelmed the optimism of the marketing department. But Intel continues to stick to its annual "tick-tock" CPU release cycle, with Haswell family CPUs following only slightly more than a year after the groundbreaking Ivy Bridge line, which introduced low-leakage 3D transistors.

Intel's annual schedule works like this: first, release a new processor architecture, then, about a year later, introduce a process-shrink refinement. The new architecture is a "tock" and the process refinement is a "tick". Previously, Sandy Bridge CPUs were the "tock" and last year's Ivy Bridge CPUs were the "tick". Haswell, with a new microarchitecture, is built on the same 22nm process introduced by Ivy Bridge, and next year's 14nm Broadwell processors will be the "tick" to Haswell's "tock."


Read more: Intel Core-i7 4770K Haswell Processor Review @ Benchmark Reviews

Asus Z87 Sabertooth Motherboard Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k) @ KitGuru
This weekend Intel launch their new Haswell range of processors and the major motherboard partners have a range of models for the enthusiast audience to choose from. We have several articles prepared for today, and this review focuses on the new Asus Sabertooth Motherboard paired up with the Intel Core i7 4770k.


Read more: Asus Z87 Sabertooth Motherboard Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k) @ KitGuru

PC Specialist Vanquish Enforcer Review (4770K/GTX780) @ KitGuru
Our other articles today focus on building a new Intel Haswell system with ASUS and GIGABYTE motherboards, but what if you don't have the time to start creating your own gaming masterpiece? We turned to the award winning UK system builder PCSPECIALIST who sent over their latest Vanquish Enforcer system, outfitting it with the flagship Intel Core i7 4770k processor and Nvidia GTX780 graphics card. With an asking price of £1,499 does this system meet the strict build standards all Kitguru readers expect?


Read more: PC Specialist Vanquish Enforcer Review (4770K/GTX780) @ KitGuru

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k) @ KitGuru
This weekend Intel launch their range of Haswell processors and companies such as Asus and Gigabyte have a new range of boards for the enthusiast audience to choose from. This review focuses on the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC motherboard when paired up with the Intel Core i7 4770k processor. Just how capable is the new Intel HD graphics solution? Today we aim to find out - by testing with some Direct X 11 titles running at 1080p. Not an easy task for Intel's latest and greatest.


Read more: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k) @ KitGuru

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
GIGABYTE was among the first to send us over one of their Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboards to play with. We have a shiny new Intel Core i7 4770K to drop in the latest Intel LGA1150 socket, and we're excited to see what this platform is going to do. We're going to pit it against the Intel Core i7 3770K to see what kind of performance gains we will see from the new platform! Join us as we look at our first Intel Z87 motherboard from GIGABYTE!

The GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 motherboard is the first motherboard with the Intel LGA1150 socket to come across my bench and after seeing the numbers today, I think the Haswell platform is going to be a great platform for those looking for a complete upgrade from an older system. Not totally sure if it would be a worth while upgrade from an 'Ivy Bridge' system, but probably worth it from a Sandy Bridge system or older...


Read more: GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 'Haswell' Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews

Intel Haswell i7-4770K & i5-4670K Review @ Hardware Canucks
Haswell has been on the minds of many enthusiasts from the moment it crawled onto Intel's roadmaps. This architecture is supposed to serve as a rugged and adaptable platform for both the mobile and desktop spaces over the next two years or so. In other words, Intel has a lot riding on Haswell and they've engineered it in such a way that its benefits will be spread across multiple product categories.

In many Haswell still represents an adherence to Intel’s longstanding ideals of being king of the desktop market. However, as the consumers' needs evolved Intel has been forced to rethink everything from positioning to power consumption, thus affecting the very architecture itself. Build it yourself upgradeable computers are slowly fading into an enthusiast-only segment and ultra portable computing –from tablets to Ultrabooks- is beginning to take over. This has necessitated a shift in ideologies which will ultimately have significant impact upon the viability of certain form factors and Haswell is the first step towards addressing these changing conditions.


Read more: Intel Haswell i7-4770K & i5-4670K Review @ Hardware Canucks

The Haswell Review - Intel Core i7-4770K Performance and Architecture @ PC Perspective
Thanks for stopping by our coverage of the Intel Haswell, 4th Generation Core processor and Z87 chipset release! We have a lot of different stories for you to check out and I wanted to be sure you knew about them all.

PCPer Live! ASUS Z87 Motherboard and Intel Haswell Live Event! - Tuesday, June 4th we will be hosting a live streaming event with JJ from ASUS. Stop by to learn about Z87 and overclocking Haswell and to win some motherboards and graphics cards!
ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Motherboard Review
MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard Review
ASUS Gryphon Z87 Micro-ATX Motherboard Review

This spring has been unusually busy for us here at PC Perspective - with everything from new APU releases from AMD, new graphics cards from NVIDIA and now new desktop and mobile processors from Intel. There has never been a better time to be a technology enthusiast though some would argue that the days of the enthusiast PC builder are on the decline. Looking at the revived GPU wars and the launch of Intel's Haswell architecture, 4th Generation Core processors we couldn't disagree more.


Read more: The Haswell Review - Intel Core i7-4770K Performance and Architecture @ PC Perspective

Intel Core i7-4770K HD Graphics 4600 GPU Performance @ techPowerUp
Today Intel released their new Haswell processors, which include improvements to the integrated graphics core. We test 17 of the latest games to investigate whether Intel HD Graphics 4600 is of any use for serious PC gaming.


Read more: Intel Core i7-4770K HD Graphics 4600 GPU Performance @ techPowerUp

Intel i7-4770 Haswell @ LanOC Reviews
One of the most exciting parts of the year as enthusiasts is a new platform launch from Intel. For months now people have been talking about Intel’s Haswell processors and rumors and benchmarks have been flying all over the internet for weeks now. That must mean it’s finally time for us to dig into the latest Intel CPU and Chipset and see what it’s all about and put to rest all of the speculation. Today we are going to take a look at the new Intel i7-4770 and DZ87KLT-75K motherboard. Let’s find out how the 4770 compares to the 3770 as well as the Sandy Bridge E CPU’s as well.


Read more: Intel i7-4770 Haswell @ LanOC Reviews

Haswell Launch Coverage: Intel Core i7-4770K and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard Review @ HH
We will be taking a look at the new i7-4770K and combining it with Gigabytes new G1.Sniper 5 which is about as extreme a socket 1150 board as you will find at launch (including upgradable audio components on-board). These products will be put up against the previous generation i7-3770K, enthusiast X79 system and the fastest AMD has to offer too in a selection of platform and gaming tests which include Crysis 3, Grid 2 and even a peek at the soon to be released PCMark 8.


Read more: Haswell Launch Coverage: Intel Core i7-4770K and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Motherboard Review @ HH

Intel Haswell Core i5-4670K & Core i7-4770K Review @ Vortez
Just over 12 months ago we were casting our critical eye over what was to be codenamed Intel Ivy Bridge and in such a short space of time we are to examine its successor, namely Haswell. Haswell discussion has been filling hardware forums the world-over and whilst some may be rolling their eyes at yet another necessary or unnecessary upgrade, there are many who are filled with excitement at the prospect of new technology hitting the market.


Read more: Intel Haswell Core i5-4670K & Core i7-4770K Review @ Vortez

The Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Is Faster; Desktop Enthusiasts Yawn @ Tom's Hardware
Intel's Haswell architecture is finally available in the flagship Core i7-4770K processor. Designed to drop into an LGA 1150 interface, does this new quad-core CPU warrant a complete platform replacement, or is your older Sandy Bridge-E system better?


Read more: The Core i7-4770K Review: Haswell Is Faster; Desktop Enthusiasts Yawn @ Tom's Hardware

Intel Haswell i7-4770K IPC and Overclocking Review @ HardOCP
The wait is over and Haswell is here. Make sure you give our Intel Haswell i7-4770K IPC and Overclocking review the once over, you'll be glad you did.

Intel's clock keeps ticking and today lands on a "tock" in the development cycle. The new desktop Haswell processor represents a new microarchitecture built on the tried and true 22nm process technology that we have come to know and love with Intel's current Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. But what does Haswell mean for the computer enthusiast


Read more: Intel Haswell i7-4770K IPC and Overclocking Review @ HardOCP

Intel Core i7 4770K: Haswell and the Z87 Chipset @ Bjorn3D
Intels newest offering to the upper mainstream platform is here with the new Haswell. The new i7 4770K and Intel DZ87KLT-75K will show us Intels vision for moving the industry forward with better technology and performance.


Read more: Intel Core i7 4770K: Haswell and the Z87 Chipset @ Bjorn3D


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