Intel’s Haswell-E Chips to be Released in September, Leak Hints
Intel keeps on building awesome microprocessors and remains the absolute leader in this field. One of the most expected releases, its microprocessors code-named “Haswell-E”, is allegedly going to take place in the middle of September this year, according to a leak spotted by Chinese publication VR-zone.
The new high-end desktop (HEDT) Haswell-E chips and the new X99 desktop platform (also known as Wellsburg) are aimed for a mid-September release, which makes a lot of sense, since this was the case with previous platforms, as well. So, if you plan on doing some Christmas shopping, you might as well add the following CPUs which are said to be released on the 14th of September, 2014:
- Core i7-5960X
- Core i7-5930K
- Core i7-5820K
If you are looking to build a powerful desktop PC and you want to include the Haswell-E chips inside, then you also need to make sure that the other PC parts are also supporting the new microprocessor. But rest assured, because after 14 September, hardware manufacturers and PC makers will start selling them.
DDR4 memory is one of the biggest new features of the new “Haswell-E” processors and the new X99 platform. This is going to be Intel’s first desktop chip with eight cores which will carry the Hyper-Threading technology. Also, here are some upcoming features of the top-notch extreme-series microprocessor:
- 20MB L3 cache
- Quad-channel DDR4 memory controller (2133MHz maximum clock-rate)
- 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes
- 3.0GHz default clock-rate
- 22nm process technology
As for the X99 platform, it’s said to support sophisticated tuning and overclocking capabilities, will allow up to five devices in PCI Express 2.0/3.0 x8 mode, ten Serial ATA-6Gb/s ports, and up to six USB 3.0 ports.