The NewEgg promo video did a decent job sketching out what's up with this iteration:
The gist from the video
- new socket LGA1150
- all quad core
- FIVR - Fully integrated voltage regulators (the processor distributes the power to the rails I guess)
- more MSATA for caching and boot drives
- While the TDP number went up it should be better because of FIVR
- Push for native SATA 6 ports so that means RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
- The thermal attachment points will be the same so no need for new connections on your over clocking.
- i5 4670k and i7 4770k are main OC (k still means unlocked)
- better tweaking range of the base clock and multiplier
- you can overclock the graphics bit
- native triple monitor support (assuming one is a display port or widi)
- you can buy with or without the fan on the k series
- i3, pentium, celerons will be out later this year
Engadget's shake down on the launch for June 4th launch
AnandTech's break down with pretty pictures.
I am still sitting with an old AMD and I think this may really push on getting an upgrade done (it'll be one heck of a jump). Mobile wise it's to be seen how well the battery savings are, but it should be grand.
Is anyone else looking at swapping out tech for the new chip, or is it lacking some of the razzle with the dazzle?