Report: Intels Haswell-E Processor to Support DDR4 Memory

Intel is reportedly developing an ultra high-end processor that they've codenamed "Haswell-E." It will replace the Ivy Bridge-E, a CPU that hasn't even been released yet but is expected to arrive in Q3 2013.

According to Fudzilla, the Haswell-E will have from 12 to 16 cores, a TDP of 130 W, and support for DDR4 memory that promises to deliver exponentially more bandwidth than previous generations of processors.

Given that none of these details have been finalized and that DDR4 memory is still far from being finalized or produced, we're somewhat skeptical of this report and are interested in seeing how much of it actually turns out to be true.

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  • wanderer11
    I wonder how much of an impact faster ram speeds would even have in most tasks. In gaming there is already a miniscule improvement from 1333 to 2133 MHz.
  • corbeau
    Hopefully this will help to offset the rising price of RAM
  • trumpeter1994
    This makes me not want to upgrade to haswell, I don't want to get stuck with DDR3 in when DDR4 is emerging like I did with my Core 2 Quad which got me stuck on DDR2 when DDR3 was coming out.
  • spentshells
    lol this will replace my centurion that hasn't yet been released either... ROFL
  • Memnarchon
    "the Haswell-E will have from 12 to 16 cores"
    What just happened? oO
    Do they wanted to write 6 cores and 8 cores (so 12 threads and 16 threads)? This is a serious jump from 6 cores to 12-16 if this is true...
  • bartosz trzaska
    I just feel so bad for AMD cpu's :((((
  • hannibal
    Well this will come out late 2014, so maybe... The DDR4 is out before that. But as Menarchon allready said... those 12-16 are most propably threads, not cores...
    I call BS. 8 cores, max. It'll be a couple years before we see Intel go 12-16 cores. Why, I don't know.
  • hunshiki
    Who doubt the core numbers.. check -E editions, and Xeon CPUs. We are not talking about consumer grade CPUs, it's Haswell-E. Something that the regular Joe cannot afford or just won't buy. I think it's quite possible Intel will ship it with so many cores. (Maybe they hired an AMD engineer?)
  • Sakkura
    Major errors in this article. DDR4 HAS been finalized; JEDEC released the final specification in September 2012. Production of DDR4 began in the second half of 2012. DDR4 DIMMs were demoed in early 2013, and will be sold beginning in late 2013 (for servers, since no consumer boards will support DDR4 at that time).