Expected later this month, the 4GHz Core i7-4790K contains 1.4 billion transistors and will be the first Intel processor to run all four cores at that speed. Made with Intel's 22nm process, the eight-thread chip is optimized for overclocking, can reach a maximum of speed of 4.4GHz in Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 mode and supports two-channel DDR3 memory at 1,600MHz. Also inside is an Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU running at 1,250MHz. With its latest processors, Intel claims a performance improvement of 291 percent over the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 CPU of five to six years ago.
Ingram Micro executive vice president and Americas group president Paul Bay says rather than focus on technology and its delivery, Ingram Micro today is all about the business outcome the channel needs to deliver.