At IDF13: San Francisco, Intel demonstrated a PC featuring their next generation Haswell-E processor coupled with new DDR4 memory. VR-Zone was able to get a good shot at the PC and have some details regarding the new platform.
Images are courtesy of VR-Zone!Intel Demonstrates Haswell-E With DDR4 Memory On X99 Chipset
The PC showcased by Intel featured an Haswell-E processor which would be based on the same microarchitecture as the current 22nm Haswell processors. No specifications were mentioned but the chip was paired with DDR4 – Quad Channel memory. The motherboard featured an X99 chipset but this isn’t a retail variant but rather a dev board which Intel showcases during their event and its a bit early to showcase a retail sample anyways. The chip was supported by the new LGA 2011-13 socket which would support Haswell-E processors but would not support Ivy Bridge-E or Sandy Bridge-E processors due to different power configurations and memory controller.
Intel’s Haswell-E platform would replace the current Ivy Bridge-E HEDT (High End Desktop) platform and would be based on the latest second generation 22nm Hi-K process architecture. The most interesting part is that Intel would finally be providing upto 8 core SKUs in their desktop lineup with the launch of Haswell-E. Intel has detailed 6-8 cores for their Haswell-E processors that would be equipped with massive 20 MB of L3 smart cache and just like Haswell, would feature an integrated voltage regulator “FVIR” and the flagship part would ship with TDPs around 130 – 140W which is impressive since that’s 10-20W under what we get on the Core i7-3970X which has 6 cores compared to the Haswell-E beast that would feature 8 cores, faster clocks and 20 MB of L3 cache. Intel is aiming for an 55% IPC improvement over quad cores with their flagship Haswell-E processors
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