Intel To Release 8-Core Haswell-E With DDR4 Support, X99 PCH
People would think Intel will stop for a while as the craze over their fourth-generation continues but they are not the leading player for nothing. As VR Zone reports, Intel announced that it will be releasing Haswell-E in 2014 and it is even better.
Haswell-E will be Intel’s last and best offering using the 22 nm fabrication process, it will come in two versions, core count wise, 8 core part as well as 6 core part with hyper-threading enabled, therefore, boasting no less that 16 execution threads for the 8 core chips and 12 execution threads for the 6 core version. Judging by that alone, Haswell-E should constitute a far superior upgrade over Ivy Bridge-E, compared to what the latter will be in relation to Sandy Bridge-E,
Haswell-E offering two additional physical cores that translate into four additional execution threads. The new chips will boast 2.5 MB of L3 Cache per core, summing up to 20 MB total L3 cache for the 8 core parts. TDP will remain in the same neighborhood it was in the case of its predecessors, around 130-140 W.
Intel will launch Haswell-E with Wellsburg family – next generation of motherboard shipments. The chip set will set the pace for DDR4 support clocked at 2133MHz. This offers more room for overclocking. Features for the Wellsburg X-PCH include:
- Up to 6 x USB 3.0 ports
- Up to 8 x USB 2.0 ports
- Up to 10 x SATA 6Gbps ports
- Integrated Clock support
- TDP of 6.5W
People should also expect Quad-channel DDR4. Speed options come in 1333MHz, 1600MHz, 1866MHz and 2133MHz.
Lots of changes coming and they all look good!