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Report: Intel Haswell-E Halo Platform Will Have Eight Cores

By - Source: VR-Zone | B 35 comments

We've had plenty of Haswell talk over the last few weeks, but are you ready for some more?

Intel just announced its Ivy Bridge successor, Haswell, a couple of weeks ago at Computex 2013 in Taipei. However, leaked information regarding Haswell-E has us excited for 2014.

 

According to leaked information obtained by VR-Zone, Intel will offer an eight-core CPU in its Haswell-E lineup expected in the second half of next year. According to VR-Zone, Haswell-E will see Intel move away from four-core configurations of GPU-less dies and offer a choice of six- and eight-core CPUs with up to 20 MB of L3 cache. Maximum TDP for these 22nm Hi-k processors is said to be in the range of 130W and 140W. Haswell-E will apparently also bring support for DDR4 as well as Intel's new Wellsburg mobo chipsets. Wellsburg in turn will support up to six USB 3.0 ports, up to eight USB 2.0 ports, up to 10 SATA 6 Gbps ports, Integrated Clock support, and a TDP of 6.5W.

Beyond Haswell-E, rumor has it we can expect the 14nm Broadwell in 2015, which will then give way to Skylake.

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    swordrage , June 17, 2013 11:27 AM
    'Four-core configurations of GPU less dies'?? I think this needs a correction
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    Shneiky , June 17, 2013 11:31 AM
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    'Four-core configurations of GPU less dies'?? I think this needs a correction


    Makes perfect sense to me.

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    zeek the geek , June 17, 2013 11:34 AM
    2014? This should have been what we saw for this year already.. Common Intel this is sounding much better than your current stutter releases.
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    milktea , June 17, 2013 11:39 AM
    20MB L3 cache and DDR4 support sounded good.
    Let's see if Intel could bring down that 140W TDP to about 70W.
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    kenyee , June 17, 2013 11:44 AM
    Aren't these the new ones that are soldered to the board or is that the next generation?
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    ojas , June 17, 2013 11:47 AM
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    2014? This should have been what we saw for this year already.. Common Intel this is sounding much better than your current stutter releases.

    It's Haswell-E. I think they like releasing the Extreme edition chips a year later, don't ask me why...

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    20MB L3 cache and DDR4 support sounded good.
    Let's see if Intel could bring down that 140W TDP to about 70W.

    Are you even serious? They're going from 6 cores within 130w to 8 within 140w, and that's not enough for you? They're not going to pull physics from their backside, you know. Wait till they hit 5nm, maybe then you'll get 8 cores @ 4 GHz under 70.

    Look at their standard mainstream parts if you'd like to see stuff around 70w.
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    hixbot , June 17, 2013 11:48 AM
    Can we just skip Ivy-E and go to Haswell-E?
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    ojas , June 17, 2013 11:53 AM
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    Aren't these the new ones that are soldered to the board or is that the next generation?

    Dude, did you even read the whole thing? Socket LGA 2011-3. LGA. Land Grid Array. Not BGA. Socket LGA 2011-3. SOCKET.

    All current chips come in some sort of BGA packaging, Broadwell will be the entirely soldered generation, but then Broadwell won't release for the desktop (at least not in a socketed form), and we'll skip straight to Skylake that WILL NOT BE SOLDERED.

    Hope that helps.
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    dgingeri , June 17, 2013 11:57 AM
    Still only 40 lanes of PCIe? Grrr... I need 48, darnit. I need it to handle dual video cards, a raid controller and 10Gbe, and that takes 48 lanes.
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    ScrewySqrl , June 17, 2013 12:00 PM
    It looks really nice...except for the inevitable $1000+ pricetag.

    for the price of one cpu + motherboard, we'll be able to build 2 complete 8-core AMD desktops
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    ScrewySqrl , June 17, 2013 12:02 PM
    It looks really nice...except for the inevitable $1000+ pricetag.

    for the price of one cpu + motherboard, we'll be able to build 2 complete 8-core AMD desktops
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    SR-71 Blackbird , June 17, 2013 12:05 PM
    I'll be picking up 2 of these.
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    ScrewySqrl , June 17, 2013 12:15 PM
    It looks really nice...except for the inevitable $1000+ pricetag.

    for the price of one cpu + motherboard, we'll be able to build 2 complete 8-core AMD desktops
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    Blandge , June 17, 2013 12:25 PM
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    2014? This should have been what we saw for this year already.. Common Intel this is sounding much better than your current stutter releases.

    It's Haswell-E. I think they like releasing the Extreme edition chips a year later, don't ask me why...


    Extreme series parts are based on the Server EP line of parts which lag a year behind desktop parts. As such, Ivy Bridge server is coming out this year, while Haswell Server is coming out next year (Assuming they maintain their ~yearly cadence). The reason for this is that Server parts require much more validation because there is so much more on the die. In fact, it takes about a year of extra validation for server parts to be release.


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    vmem , June 17, 2013 12:27 PM
    between the 8 cores and DDR4, definately jumping from Sandy to Haswell-E in 2014 :)  nothing in between is worth the upgrade
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    StarBound , June 17, 2013 1:47 PM
    I'd also love to see the power requirement go down from 130W to 80W on 8 cores, maybe even 96W. With consoles finally up to date later this year I am hoping that for gaming atleast this means our systems will be fully utilized.

    However, DDR4, quad-channel, ect I still have not seen in which combinations my system can be maxxed out.
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    InvalidError , June 17, 2013 1:48 PM
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    Still only 40 lanes of PCIe? Grrr... I need 48, darnit. I need it to handle dual video cards, a raid controller and 10Gbe, and that takes 48 lanes.

    There is no benefit to going beyond x8 on PCIe 3.0 for GPUs (almost none over x4 most of the time) so you can use 2x x8 for GPUs, which leaves you with 24 lanes (192Gbps) for everything else.

    Alternately, you can get a board that uses PLX or similar chips to more efficiently use the CPU's lanes... 10GbE only requires 1.25 PCIe 3.0 lanes so wasting 4 lanes from the CPU would waste 2.75 lanes. Using a 40 lanes PLX to expand the 8 "extra" lanes would make 64Gbps available for IO; enough to handle all but the craziest prosumer IO needs.
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    eklipz330 , June 17, 2013 2:50 PM
    this means ill be waiting until 2016 until i adopt ddr4, which means ill be comfy until then. sweet.
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    Grandmastersexsay , June 17, 2013 4:11 PM
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    Aren't these the new ones that are soldered to the board or is that the next generation?

    Dude, did you even read the whole thing? Socket LGA 2011-3. LGA. Land Grid Array. Not BGA. Socket LGA 2011-3. SOCKET.

    All current chips come in some sort of BGA packaging, Broadwell will be the entirely soldered generation, but then Broadwell won't release for the desktop (at least not in a socketed form), and we'll skip straight to Skylake that WILL NOT BE SOLDERED.

    Hope that helps.


    You are just as wrong as the guy you are correcting.

    Broadwell will offer LGA just like Intel always has.

    AMD would love for Intel to only offer BGA, but it's not going to happen.
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    Marcus52 , June 17, 2013 5:23 PM
    40 gen 3 PCIe lanes, now you're talking Intel! I'd like to see 48 or more, but it's a big step in the right direction.
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