WCCFtech reports that Intel's plans on the Haswell-E platform has been confirmed by an informal source. Though the confirmation provides little new information, it does give a good impression of what we can expect out of Intel's next generation of high-end processors.
The Haswell-E Extreme Exition processors will have eight cores, which doubles to 16 threads thanks to HyperThreading technology. The CPUs will debut simultaneously with the new X99-chipset, which supports DDR4-memory with a standard frequency of 2133 MHz. The chipset will also provide USB 3.0 functionality, 10x SATA 6 Gbit/s, Turbo Boost 2.0 and PCI-Express 3.0.
Haswell-E will be available as both a K- and X-version, with the latter having a recommended price of $999. Intel will officially introduce the new high-end processors during Computex 2014, with a public release slated for the third quarter.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-5960X*||Intel Core i7-5930K*||Intel Core i7-4960X||Intel Core i7-4930K|
|Platform||Haswell-E||Haswell-E||Ivy Bridge-E||Ivy Bridge-E|
|Cores/Threads||8 / 16||6-8 / 12-16||6 / 12||6 / 12|
|Cache||20 MB L3||15 MB L3||15 MB L3||12 MB L3|
|Clock freq.||n.n.b.||n.n.b.||3,3 GHz||3,3 GHz|
|Socket||LGA 2011-13||LGA 2011-13||LGA 2011||LGA 2011|
|TDP||140 watts||140-130 watts||130 watts||130 watts|
|Memory||DDR4-2133 MHz||DDR4-2133 MHz||DDR3-1600 MHz||DDR3-1600 MHz|
*) unconfirmed model numbers
An engineering sample of the Haswell-E Core-i7, which surfaced not too long ago