Intel’s Haswell –X Xeon EP processor has come to the light in Penang, Malaysia (Intel’s facility) during the company’s “Design in Asia” tour. This Haswell –X Xeon EP processor got revealed in a visit from VR-Zone’s Nebojsa Novakovic. The processor seems to be the Socket 2011-3 Haswell EP or Xeon E5 v3, presenting 14 cores, a 35 MB cache; twin 9.6 GT/s QPI channels and also supports quad channel DDR4-2133 memory.
With the intentions of giving a precise benchmark of the 5 GHz beast from AMD, VR-Zone forum member “Mac Clapper” obtained a retail sample of the FX-9590. Before we jump into the benchmarks, we would be sharing a bit of details about the FX-9590 itself. The processor (32nm HKG) which was being used on Piledriver and Bulldozer, FX-9590 has the same origin. It encompasses 8 cores along with 8 threads and includes 8MB of cache. In general, CPUs don’t have a 5GHz clock speed but it’s the Turbo core 3.0 technology that forces its clock higher from the base clock of 4.7 GHz. Retail samples are becoming visible on numerous retail sites from the time of the new lineup launch and the price range of the processors is estimated around $800 which is same as of the Core i7-3960X.
The AMD FX-9590 processor has been making headlines since we first talked about it. It is AMD’s “Vishera” based limited edition processor that is the first commercially available processor that will hit the 5 GHz mark. Well the processor has popped up at a few online retailers, we have them listed below.
Just a year ago Intel launched their Ivy Bridge processors and now a year later we have another platform launch from Intel. The 4th Generation Core Haswell processors are the “tock” to Intel’s “tick” and “tock” release schedule. A “tock” represents a new architecture and a “tick” represents a process refinement. So Haswell brings with it a new architecture, but is still built on the same 22nm process as Ivy Bridge. Intel has introduced a new LGA1150 socket with Haswell and a new chipset so you will not be able to throw this processor in an older motherboard, you will have to buy a new one. Today we are taking a look at the top of the line Haswell desktop chip the Core i7-4770K. Of course the “K” denotes that it is an unlocked processor. This is a quad-core processor that has a default clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo frequency that goes all the way up to 3.9 GHz.
Earlier this month we talking about AMD releasing a 5GHz processor and it looks like those rumors were true. Today AMD has unveiled the most powerful member of the AMD FX family of CPUs and the world’s first commercially available 5 GHz CPU Processor. The 8-core CPU is the AMD FX-9590.
When it comes to processor makers we all know Intel is the kind when it comes to desktop processors, but when it comes to the processors you will find in your mobile devices like smartphones ARM rules the game. They have just announced their latest Cortex-A12 processor which they say is “a generation ahead of Intel’s Atom”.
Back in April we touched upon some news that AMD would be releasing a 5 GHz FX Centurion Super Processor. It looks like that might actually come to light as Sweclockers has some information about two new AMD FX models that may be coming out soon. These models include the AMD FX-9000 and AMD FX-8770.
We have already seen reviews of the flagship Haswell processor the Core i7 4770K, hell it was already overclocked to 7 GHz! How about the Haswell Core i5 processors? Well the first review of a Haswell Core i5 desktop processor has been published by Chinese website PCOnline. They took the Core i5 4670K processor through an extensive set of benchmarks and tests. Want to see how it performed? Read on!
Now with the announcement of Xbox One, AMD has confirmed through a Tweet that it is powered by a single-chip, semi-custom APU co-developed by AMD and Microsoft. This tweet reveals that Microsoft and AMD have worked closely for the APU powering Xbox One which features 8 cores, an embedded GPU and 8GB of RAM. It is rather strange that why Microsoft is so quite about the specs while Sony has openly announced the internals of their PS4.
The new Intel Haswell i7-4770K processor has now been listed on eBay and has already sold for $600 which does not include shipping charges. The price doesn’t sound too unreasonable since in the past many other pre-released products that have been auctioned were in high figures.
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