Intel 8-core Haswell-E processors to release in 3Q 14 with prices around US$1000
The processor tweaked the thermal architecture of the processor and made it less power consuming, which in turn improved the overall battery backup of the device along with the graphics-processing unit.
In following to this, in September, Intel refreshed its high-end desktop platform with Ivy Bridge-E. This chip is a modest upgrade over its Sandy Bridge-E predecessor, and the accompanying X79 Express platform hasn’t changed.
Haswell was the fourth generation processor made for 2013. Year 2014 will bring the improved version of Haswell processor along with it.
According to an unnamed source in the upstream supply chain, Intel is supposed to launch the next-generation processor with a name – Haswell-E. This new upcoming will be launched by Intel by Q3 or the third quarter of 2014.
Haswell-E will be a powerful build by Intel especially for desktop computers, which will be boasting a whooping 8-core architecture. According to the source, these processors will come with a hefty price tag of $1000.
Haswell-E processor will succeed the company’s existing Ivy Bridge-E lineup. With whooping 8-core CPU, Haswell-E is definitely beat the other high-end processor from its mother-lineup as well as from its challengers.
In addition to Haswell-E, the next-generation Core processors are also reported to debut. Intel is keen at unveiling the fifth-generation high-end Core processor – X99 as it is called right now.
The Haswell-E series will 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 fifth-generation processor – X99 chipsets will reportedly feature support for 10 SATA 3 (6 Gb/s) ports, and native support for USB 3.0, according to the sources.
Although this refresh is going to occur in 2014, Intel seems to be less concerned about the tweaked processor. Instead, the company will be focusing more on the fifth-generation Core processor.
According to the unnamed source that informed Digitimes, Haswell-E processor will only account for a very small portion for Intel’s CPU shipment in 2014. This tweaked processor will account of only 5% along with the already shipping Intel Ivy Bridge-E processor.
In addition to the Haswell-E processors, Intel is going to ship the Haswell Refresh platform in the second quarter of 2014. Shipments for these CPUs will begin in May 2014, and the platform will be unveiled at Computex 2014 in June, which is happening at Taipei. In the same fashion as Intel did it with Haswell processors earlier this year.