While some of us might be happy to have the latest Haswell chips inside our laptops, enthusiasts out there might not be so impressed. But there’s some really good news from Intel regarding plans for next year.
A supposedly leaked slide from an Intel presentation points towards the company’s plans for their E-line of chips. The E line is focused on power and performance and it consists of some of the most powerful desktop CPUs.
According to this slide, Intel is planning to release an 8-core Haswell CPU somewhere in the second half of 2014. If this proves true this would be the first 8-core Desktop CPU from Intel.
The Haswell-E product will probably be based on a second iteration of the Haswell architecture due out next year. The new chip could offer up to 20MB L3 cache, support for DDR4 and, of course, 16 threads thanks to its hyperthreading technology.
There’s no clear indication about what the performance of such as chip would be but speculation puts it at between 30-50% above this year’s Ivy Bridge-E processor.
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