We have been hearing about Intel’s next-generation Haswell-E processors for some time now and they have finally arrived. For people running older HEDT (high-end desktop) systems it has been quite a while waiting around for an upgrade. The Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) lineup is at hand and it is made up three high end enthusiast processors, the Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K, and Core i7-5820K. Today we are going to be taking a look at the flagship processor of this group or as I call it the big daddy of the bunch, the Core i7-5960X. This extreme edition processor features 8 cores, 16 threads, 20 MB of L3 cache, a 40-lane PCI-Express root complex and DDR4 support. This will be Intel’s first 8-core desktop processor as well as the first consumer platform to support DDR4 memory, so it is a very exciting time for people looking to upgrade to the newest offering. The Core i7-5960X will have a base frequency of 3.0 GHz and a turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. This processor is not for the faint of heart though; it has an MSRP of $999! ThinkComputers is excited to get this tough guy on the test bench and see what he can do!
Intel’s Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) processors and the X99 chipset are coming very soon. What is attractive about these processors is that they give you 40 PCI-Express lanes. Well that is true for the Core i7-5930K and the Core i7-5960X which both will have 40-lane PCI-Express 3.0 root complexes, but the entry-level Core i7-5820K will have a narrower 28-lane PCI-Express 3.0 root complex.
Just a few days ago AMD’s Roy Taylor posted a little teaser image on his twitter account which did show an upcoming processor that came with an included liquid cooling system. The guys over at Hardware Canucks have confirmed that this is not a new processors, but AMD will be relaunching their current flagship FX-9590 processors with an included liquid cooling system.
When Intel announced their Haswell refresh some of us questioned where the “K-Series” unlocked processors were. We soon found out that Intel was working on two special processors made for enthusiasts codenamed “Devil’s Canyon”. These “Devil’s Canyon” processors would make up the K-Series of the Haswell refresh, but also have features that the other processors do not. Intel has addressed many issues that we saw on Ivy Bridge and Haswell processors in the past. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship Core i7-4790K quad-core processor. This is Intel’s first consumer processor to be clocked at 4.0 GHz and it actually boosts all the way up to 4.4 GHz! Let’s take a look…
AMD has released developer documentation for an upcoming processor they are working on. The way that it is described in the documentation it is a chip with 8 modules, working out to 16 cores on a single piece of silicon. It is being referred to as the Family 15h Models 30h – 3fh.
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.
If you have been following our news section for the past month we have been talking about Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E processors a lot. Enthusiasts have been waiting quite a while for Intel’s next high-end desktop chips and they are finally here! Today we get the chance to take a look at the big daddy of the group the Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition. This processor features six cores with a base speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.0 GHz with 15 MB of cache. You will have 40 PCI-Express lanes for building a pretty insane gaming machine or workstation. There is also support for 4 channels of DDR3-1866 memory. How is this chip improved over the previous generation? Will this be the chip for your next build? Read on as we take a look…
IBM has released details on its massive 12-core Power8 microprocessor for cloud-based data center servers. The chips are considered to be one of the last “area of expertise processors” we are left with, which are opposing against the combined might Intel and Advanced Micro Devices with the x86 chip architecture.
We will see Intel’s Core i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” series in about two months, but until then there seems to be a mysterious “Sandy Bridge-E” part listed on roadmaps on different retailers. The part is a Intel Core i7-3910K. We are pretty sure it is not a typo as the list you see below even mentions the S-spec code “SR0TN” which is not the same as the “SW0WR” S-spec code of the Core i7-3970X.
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.
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