legendjared
2 Bronze

Alienware alpha core i7 4790k

So I heard the alien ware alpha down clocks all CPUs if they use to much power to make it compatible with its power requirements does this mean theoretically a 4790k could work in the alienware alpha?

0 Kudos
1 Reply
Game7a1
4 Beryllium

RE: Alienware alpha core i7 4790k

All Haswell desktop processors work, and yes, certain processors will downclock to meet the power requirement.

For a bit less of the price and slighty less turbo speeds, then i7-4790S would be a good CPU to upgrade to. Lesser downlock compared to the 4790K.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

0 Kudos