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Intel Haswell-E rumoured for August 29th launch

Intel Haswell-E rumoured for August 29th launch

Intel's Haswell-E processor family is rumoured to be launching on the 29th of August, but will require new motherboards and high-price DDR4 memory.

Intel's latest enthusiast-grade processor family, the Haswell-E chips, could launch by the end of the month according to anonymous industry sources in Japan.

Based on the same Haswell microarchitecture as the company's current mainstream chips, the Haswell-E family is to be aimed at the top end of the enthusiast market. Designed as an upgrade to existing Ivy Bridge-E chip owners Haswell-E promises to bring with it support for next-generation DDR4 memory, a move that - coupled with the requirement for new motherboards - is going to significantly increase the upgrade cost, given the high price of current DDR4 modules.

Officially, Intel has not announced a launch date for the new chips. The availability of DDR4 modules clearly not aimed at the server market suggested that its release was impending, however, and now there are some details suggesting the day is almost here. Unnamed sources described as 'several officials' have, however, spoken anonymously to Japanese site Hermitage Akihabara to claim that the chips and motherboards will be hitting the market on the 29th of August world-wide - a shift from the originally-planned September launch.

The first model to hit the market will likely be the Core i7-5960X, a top-end chip which boasts eight physical processing cores and support for HyperThreading to bring the total number of logical cores to a whopping 16. This will be joined by two additional SKUs, the Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K, the cheapest of which will likely start at around the £350 level - although official pricing has yet to be confirmed. All models will require new X99 motherboards featuring the revised Socket 2011-3 layout and Wellsburg chipset along with DDR4 memory modules. Existing coolers with Socket 2011 support should mount fine on the new boards.

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Panos 20th August 2014, 14:37 Quote
While they seem impressive on paper, I doubt going to see much real value for the average user, compared to a 4770K/4790K. Maybe for those you want to benching with quad gpu solution.

Personally I will pass the next gen because no game can beat my i7 4820K @5Ghz until 2016 at least
Hustler 20th August 2014, 16:45 Quote
e-peen wars incoming!!!
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