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”.
The internet has been buzzing over the rumors that IBM is looking to sell off its entire chip business to someone else. As of right now we cannot deny or confirm these rumors, but will all the buzz it looks like this might be happening.
Intel will soon be rolling out a new NUC form-factor system based on the Atom “Bay Trail” SoC. The product name is the NUC DN2820FYKH and it will run a Celeron N2820 SoC, which is a dual-core 64-bit x86 CPU clocked at 2.4 GHz and a TDP of under 7.5W.
Just recently Intel has released 9 new Haswell mobile processors and a single new Celeron processor. These new processors feature the normal architectural improvement as well as increasing the frequency by 100 MHz compared to the previous versions.
Intel has decided to postpone the opening of their Fab 42 plant in Arizona indefinitely. The plant was supposed to open at the end of last year after being announced in February of 2011. Intel was said to be investing $5 billion into the project.
This act saw a price cut that ranged from 4% to 26% and was done for approximately 31 processors by Intel, majority of which were the mobile models. The Core i7-4770R, i5-4670R and i5-4570R were the three low-power Haswell-based chips and these were the only desktop chips which received a cut somewhere between 9% and 11%.
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.
It was known that the Haswell ‘Celeron’ Processors will not be launched till the first quarter of 2014 but Intel has already rolled out two SKUs ahead of the launch date. While these two are available for purchase already, the other will be available next month.
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.