The 4th generation Core i7 HEDT (high-end desktop) platform is soon going to be launched by Intel and this has been codenamed as Haswell-E. We can expect to see this being launched by the third quarter of 2014, which might be after June, making it almost a year from the Core i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” launch.
2014 is going to be a busy year for Intel. They have many different product lines scheduled to launch and one of them is their Haswell-E platform. VR-Zone has posted a photo of the first Haswell-E engineering sample. This engineering sample features 8 cores and a 3 GHz clock speed.
At IDF13 San Francisco Intel was showing off a PC running their next generation Haswell-E processor and new DDR4 memory. Our friends over at VR-Zone were able to get a good shot of the system and details on what was running and the new platform.
We have already detailed Intel’s Haswell-E high-end desktop platform and we know that it will feature quad channel DDR4 memory in the second half of 2014, but what about Intel’s mainstream offerings? We have heard from reports that Intel will refresh the Haswell platform in the second half of 2014, but the Broadwell micro architecture would be limited to Xeon and mobility parts. Only in 2015 will we first see a mainstream 115* 14nm Skylake processor, which will pack some interesting features.
Many people have been wondering when we will see more high-end extreme enthusiast processors from Intel. The last Extreme processors Intel released were the LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E chips. We do know that we will see Ivy Bridge-E processors in Q3 2013, but it seems just a year after Ivy Bridge-E launches it will be replaced by the Haswell-E platform. Haswell-E will be compatible with the X99 chipset that we have been hearing about for a while now and will bring DDR4 to consumers.
As the year goes on we keep expecting a Haswell CPU series release from Intel. Most people expect this to happen around Computex time (June 4-8). With Haswell it is already been speculated that the platform will be called Z87 and will be the mid-range solution. This is old news and something that we have have known for quite some time. According to TweakTown the next generation of performance range CPU’s will be coming by the end of the year and not in 2014 as many people thought.