Intel’s next generation Core i7 “Haswell-E” HEDT (high-end desktop) processor lineup has been detailed. The lineup is set to launch later this year accompanied by the X99 Express chipset. Three new processors will be laucnhed that will effectively replace the current Core i7-4820K, i7-4930K and the i7-4960X.
At the Maker Faire this past weekend Reuters got to talk to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who confirmed that we would see the companies upcoming Broadwell chips in PCs sold during the holiday season.
Intel recently launched its first Haswell Refresh processors, but it left out two enthusiasts chips from the bunch. These are the Core i7-4790K and the Core i5-4690K. These are not just multiplier-unlocked variants of the i7-4790 and the i5-4690 that Intel just launched. Both of these chips have been given an internal codename of “Devil’s Canyon” and the chips are made from high-performing dies binned out of the foundry, and placed on extra-durable packages with contact points that are designed for higher voltages.
It looks like the features for the 9-Series chipsets from Intel have been finalized. Leaked slides from Hermitage Akihabara show us some of the main features for the upcoming Z97 and X99 chipsets from Intel.
Intel is planning on introducing their Haswell refresh platform next month in April. The new platform is expect to be a slight tweak of the existing Haswell processor family, with most processors getting a 100 MHz boost. VR-Zone has confirmed that the K-Series Haswell refresh processors would feature updated overclocking features and an improved TIM design.
Intel’s Haswell refresh is coming very soon and the SKU list as well as pricing have been listed online. This list is for the non-K variants, so for all the overclockers out there you are going to have to wait just a little longer for information on those chips.
Intel has just announced their 730 Series solid state drives, which are aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. Intel has overclocked the controller on the drive by 50% and the NAND by 20%, which makes it faster than previous drives.
Intel has just released their Xeon E7 v2 processors for high performance computing (HPC) needs. These processors scale up to models that have 15 cores and 30 threads! The models in this series are part of the “Ivytown” series.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors that Intel’s upcoming 14nm Broadwell generation of CPUs are going to be delayed. They had been on track to launch in Q3 of 2014, but that might not be happening. First off the M Series and desktop parts will not be delayed at all, but the Y, U and H Series will be delayed.
Intel’s Xeon E7 “Ivy Bridge-EX” lineup will launch this year and deliver unprecedented amount of performance for high performance computing (HPC) needs. Intel is working on their flagship Xeon E7-8890 V2 chip that is codenamed “Ivytown”.