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.
Intel’s next gen processor which was based on the 14nm fabrication process has finally been seen now. And Broadwell will be benefiting the notebook/laptop platform and this most typically picks up the most from any progressions in the productivity and efficiency of the TDP.
As expected Intel is planning to launch their Haswell refresh processor lineup in Q2 of 2014. Nothing really new is being added to the architecture except clock speed improvements. VR-Zone has revealed the full Core i7 Haswell refresh lineup and starts with the Core i7-4790 leading the way.
Intel is on its way to roll out their latest 15 core Xeon E7 Ivy Bridge processor which has been designed exclusively for the high-end servers. This new processor by Intel will add up to the Intel’s Ivy Bridge-EX range which includes the flagship Xeon E7-8800 processor with 15 cores and 30 threads.
A handful of slides have been leaked giving us quite a lot of information about Intel’s upcoming solid state drive solutions for 2014. In the second quarter of 2014 we will see the introduction of three storage solutions from Intel, the SSD Pro 2500 series (codename Temple Star), SSD DC P3500 Series (Pleasantdale), and the SSD DC P3700 Series (Fultondale).
This is exactly what Intel is trying to do with its new decision to no longer carry on with the production of the the 2.7 GHz Core i7-3820QM and 2.6 GHz i7-3720QM. It has finally been confirmed officially that Intel is going to discontinue these two quad-core Ivy Bridge mobile processors.