Overclocking Intel processors by messing with the base-clock (BCLK) has been pretty unstable since Intel fully integrated the core logic (northbridge) with its processors. It was unstable as it was used for other key components on the chip like the iGPU and PCIe root-complex. With Skylake, Intel has de-linked the base-clock from other clock domains, which allows for overclocking using the BCLK. This is very helpful with overclocking on non-k processors.
Intel will be launching their Broadwell-E high-end desktop (HEDT) lineup at Computex 2016, which will take place May 31st to June 4th in Taipei. Intel’s Broadwell-E lineup is based a 14nm process and is a die shrink from Haswell. Typically with Intel’s HEDT lineup we see three processors released with price points of $400, $600, and $1000. This time Intel will actually be releasing four processors.
Consumers waiting for Intel’s next update to their high-end desktop (HEDT) platform will be waiting till Q2 of 2016 (April-June) for the refresh. This is according to a leaked company roadmap slide from Intel’s client computing platforms. These HEDT chips will be based off the company’s 5th generation Core “Broadwell” micro-architecture.
Intel’s Xeon Phi chips are typically reserved for supercomputing. Well Intel is looking to change the game by bringing their upcoming 72-core Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Landing to the desktop workstation market. There will be a limited number of workstations shipping in the first half of next year from Intel, who will also control the initial distribution.
We have not heard that much about Intel’s upcoming Broadwell-E lineup, but now we have some pretty impressive details! Broadwell-E will be the next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) processor lineup from Intel.
According to a recent report AMD has finished testing its first “Zen” micro-architecture CPU prototypes. They have concluded that these prototypes “meet all expectations” with “no significant bottlenecks found” it the chips design. This means that Zen CPUs could be as competitive with Intel as AMD set them out to be.
We have not heard a whole lot about AMD’s Zen architecture in a while. We do know that it will have a 40% IPC increase over the Excavator core. New details tell us that the Zen CPU micro-architecture will focus on significantly increasing the per-core performance, and more particularly the per-core number crunching performance.
Intel is getting closer to releasing their Skylake Purley-powered Xeon processors. Some of these new processors will feature 28 CPU cores, and with Hyper-Threading that means you will have 56 threads of CPU power!
We haven’t heard that much about Intel’s HEDT (high end desktop) processors in a while. A new report from BenchLife suggest that Intel will be launching their flagship Broadwell-E HEDT processors in Q1 of 2016. The Broadwell-E platform is comprised of X99-based motherboards and 6-8 core processors.
Apr 29, 2016 0