When it comes to the processors inside most mobile devices they are going to be ARM-based processors. Intel wants to change that with their next generation Atom chip codenamed Silvermont. These new SoC (System on Chip) processors are made using a 22nm manufacturing process, offer 3 times the performance and (in some cases) will use 5 times less power as current Atom core processors.
Whenever a new processors comes out we always want to see how far we can push it. Well for Haswell it looks like a handful of people have already got their hands on them and have been seeing what they can do. The guys over at OCaholic have spotted quite a few CPU-Z validations on Haswell chips, one in particular shows that the Core i7-4770K was overclocked to 7 GHz at 2.56V!
Last month we showed you a photo one of Intel’s upcoming flagship DZ87KLT-75K which was being show at IDF Beijing. As we said in that post Intel is getting out of the motherboard business, so with Intel’s upcoming release of the 4th Generation Core “Haswell” processors this could be the last time we see Intel motherboards. VR-Zone has dug up the information on 4 of Intel’s motherboards that will launch alongside the processors.
We have been wondering when we would see the official launch of Intel’s 4th Generation Haswell desktop processors. Intel has released an image on their social networks that reveals the nanoseconds left (3,337,200,000,000,000) till the launch of Haswell. Looking at when the images was posted, the launch will happen the first week of June during Computex in Taipei.
Prices for Intel’s upcoming “Haswell” desktop processors has been leaked by VR-Zone! These processors are rumored to be launching in June around the same time as Computex. Looking at the prices they are very similar to the Ivy Bridge processors which were released in April of 2012. The flagship chip, which is the Core i7-4770K will have a MSRP of $327. Read on to see the rest of the prices.
It looks like we are finally getting some information on the CPUs that will follow the upcoming “Haswell” processors. It is actually pretty strange that we know any information at all as “Haswell” chips are not even out yet. The codename for the new processors will be “Broadwell” and they will be released in the second quarter of 2014. These processors will rely on 9-series based Z97 and H97 chipsets.
Normally you do not hear much about Intel’s own motherboard line. This is due to the fact that it really is not all that impressive and companies like ASUS and Gigabyte market their products a whole lot better. Intel has already announced it is going to back out of the consumer motherboard business, but that has not stopped them from creating boards for the upcoming “Haswell” platform. Below you see their DZ87KL-75K, which is their top enthusiast board for the upcoming Haswell Z87 Lynx Point platform.
At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) that is currently underway in Beijing, Intel has announced the second-generation Thunderbolt specification. It uses the same plug and pin design as current Thunderbolt devices, but offers double the bandwidth over its predecessor. This will give devices 20 Gb/s of bandwidth, which gives users the ability to transfer uncompressed 4K Ultra-HD video without causing the display to lag.
A source close to Intel has revealed that the company has started shipping their upcoming “Haswell” processors to OEM’s (companies that sell pre-built systems). It looks like Haswell keeps on getting closer and closer and these shipments could be the first PCs created using the new chip. Intel is expected to make a statement about the launch of Haswell at the upcoming IDF Beijing conference next week.
MSI has launched a new Mini PC in their Wind Box DC110. This Mini PC is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 dual core 1.1GHz processor, Intel HD graphics, and 2GB of DDR 1333MHz memory with the option to install up to 4GB. As far as storage and connectivity goes you have a 320GB hard drive, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB ports, Ethernet, line out and optical audio out.
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