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Intel 8-core Haswell-E Slated For 3Q 2014

By - Source: DigiTimes | B 86 comments

Unnamed sources in the upstream supply chain have informed DigiTimes that Intel is on course to deliver eight-core desktop processors, called the Haswell-E series, in the third quarter of 2014.

According to the sources, the Haswell-E processors will be sold at a hefty pricetag of around $1000, and will succeed the existing Ivy Bridge-E series. The company will also release the X99, the company's next-generation high-end chipsets, to pair with the new processors.

The Haswell-E series will reportedly be based on 22nm processing technology and offer two lines of CPUs: the X series and the K series. Both lines will support Intel's Hyper-Threading technology, Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the third generation of PCI-Express, and DDR4 memory up to 2133 MHz.

The X99 chipsets will reportedly feature support for 10 SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) ports, and native support for USB 3.0, sources claim.

DigiTimes' unnamed sources point out that the Haswell-E processors will only account for a very small portion of Intel's CPU shipment in 2014. Combined with the Ivy Bridge-E processors, both will be less than 5 percent of Intel's shipments by the end of 2014.

In addition to the Haswell-E processors, Intel will reportedly ship the Haswell Refresh platform in the second quarter. Shipments for these CPUs will begin in May 2014, and the platform will be revealed at Computex 2014 in June.

Also on the roadmap are the next-generation Z97 and H97 chipsets, which are expected to be released in March and April of 2014 so that motherboard vendors can start offering their 9-Series solutions in April.

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    roger smith , December 26, 2013 2:54 PM
    Thermal Interface Material?
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    fonzy , December 26, 2013 5:26 PM
    wow I never would have thought when I bought my Q6600 that it would take this long almost another 7 years for Intel to come out with a 8 core desktop chip.

    I will upgrade when they come down in price or wait for skylake.
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    roger smith , December 26, 2013 2:54 PM
    Thermal Interface Material?
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    jimmysmitty , December 26, 2013 2:56 PM
    The real question is what socket is it going to use? I am assuming it might use more than 2011, especially considering that it will be using DDR4 which has a very different approach compared to DDR3.
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    ingtar33 , December 26, 2013 2:58 PM
    it's using 2011 v3... it will not be compatible with existing 2011 boards.

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    lp231 , December 26, 2013 3:12 PM
    I doubt the cheapest would be $1000, most likely the Extreme Edition or the 8 core version. Other should be priced blow the $1k price point.
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    Stimpack , December 26, 2013 3:21 PM
    $1000 processors or not, if you plan to be at the front of the technological pack, then you'll need to plan to spend a good amount for it.
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    thundervore , December 26, 2013 3:26 PM
    I just finished building a Z77 machine December 2012. I will wait for DDR4, PCIe 4, USB 4.0 and SATA4 supported nativly on the same board before i upgrade. So i will skip Z97 and most likely ZX7 (if that the next name).

    I am still kicking myself for not wating for Z87 to get all 6 native Intel SATA3 ports instead of just 2 on my Z77.
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    SteelCity1981 , December 26, 2013 3:28 PM
    Well there goes USB 3.1 and SATA Express, that I was expecting the x99 to support, but nope.
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    Jgriff , December 26, 2013 3:38 PM
    Waiting on that skylake.
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    naihan , December 26, 2013 4:55 PM
    Original dies, or Xeons with cores disabled? Any thoughts?
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    fonzy , December 26, 2013 5:26 PM
    wow I never would have thought when I bought my Q6600 that it would take this long almost another 7 years for Intel to come out with a 8 core desktop chip.

    I will upgrade when they come down in price or wait for skylake.
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    Amdlova , December 26, 2013 5:38 PM
    Iam happy with z77 and the 3770k wih all fans disable (on only powersupply) i get 45W (idle) at stock speeds. I will buy another chip when I get 30 or less. I have the config. 1 - maximum OC 2 - Power saving. I can play with the havik 140 @ 4400mhz only with power supply fan. but when set 4.6ghz shutdown in few seconds after startup
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    jaghpanther , December 26, 2013 5:45 PM
    The thing that interests me is the difference between the K and X series. K if we keeping with tradition will have something(s) disabled, but what? X would be full feature but as OC'able as the K?
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    nebun , December 26, 2013 6:32 PM
    where is the x89 chipset??? am I missing something?
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    bradsctt , December 26, 2013 6:56 PM
    and again, Toms is late to the party. this was reported on over a week ago on other websites
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    siman0 , December 26, 2013 7:14 PM
    no more budget friendly 5930K then...
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    bison88 , December 26, 2013 7:25 PM
    There goes the hopes and dreams of bringing an $500 8 core part. Very disappointing they are keeping it at the $1,000 price range. It isn't worth that and given every single 6 core part in the Extreme lineup technically is 8 cores with 2 disabled it's very insulting. The only positive is that it'll allow 6 core parts to go mainstream outside the regular high-end lineup by pushing a $300 6 core part out and expanding the LGA2011 segment.
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    atminside , December 26, 2013 7:39 PM
    other than video and autocad.......what does a 8 core or 4 core core do better than a 2 core cpu? And Jesus H Christ.....1000 for a cpu? I remember when intel tried to do that with the Pentium 4 extreme edition.
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    phatboe , December 26, 2013 7:59 PM
    If you are doing Development work 8 cores makes compilation a lot smoother.
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    bochica , December 26, 2013 8:31 PM
    Quote:
    other than video and autocad.......what does a 8 core or 4 core core do better than a 2 core cpu? And Jesus H Christ.....1000 for a cpu? I remember when intel tried to do that with the Pentium 4 extreme edition.


    Do you live under a rock? Even the majority of gaming computers today are quad core. There is a substantial boost of the quad cores today vs. the Core 2 Quad age when comparing each to dual cores. Especially with the "Turbo Boost" clocks in the CPUs today (which enable when less cores are used) have a higher clock speed than that of the older dual cores.
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