Intel to Release 8-Core Haswell-E Desktop Processors in Third Quarter of 2014

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EthicSlave

A simple google image search "8 core haswell" will show the different leaked slides pertaining to this story

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squarebab

I was all ready to build an Ivy Bridge monster this past spring, but the moment I heard about the 8 core Haswell, I decided to wait until spring of 2015. I upgraded my GPU and data drive to hold me over. I know the maxim is supposed to be 'virtue is its own reward', but in this case patience will win out. My i7 920 rig will have a full six years on it by the time it's replaced. I usually only wait three, but going from four cores to eight, from SATA 2.0 to 3.2, from DDR3 to DDR4, and from PCI-E 3.0 to 4.0 makes the wait worthwhile.

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Lonestar166

I as well had planned on building a new rig this past year to replace my aging Core 2 Duo E 8500 and 480gtx SLI system. And then I read about the 8 Core Haswell-E. To me, it was a no brainer to just sit tight and wait. I know it will be a worthwhile wait.

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vrmlbasic

Since you're still using a DUAL-core system (?!) I think that you might have a case of that syndrome where you keep waiting for the "next best thing" and never buy anything because of it.

That chip is almost 6 years old. Even the much-maligned cheapy AMD APU beats your chip senseless. The internet-term "roflstomp" comes to mind

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/55?vs=675

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Ghost XFX

No problem. Waiting on their 6 cores anyhow...

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AFDozerman

If the consumer side is getting an eight core, I can only imagine the monstrosity the server/workstation variant must be. 10, 12, 16 cores? Jeezus.

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limitbreaker

I believe they said it was 14 cores. I wish I could buy that one with an unlock multiplier... It would be a monster.

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AFDozerman

Of course it was the number I skipped...

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Rift2

It would sell more and make more money for a lower price.
I noticed people just migrate to AMD because of the prices.

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LatiosXT

The only problem with AMD at the moment: no Mini-ITX boards for AM3+ (at least on Newegg). I want a build in a BitFenix Prodigy, but AMD has nothing to offer in mITX land.

The only other things that're keeping me from coming back to AMD is the processor's high power consumption and temperatures.

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AFDozerman

Absolutely.

Im actually saving for my dream machine build right now, and for the software that I run, (mostly highly multithreaded stuff) it's actually looking better to just go with a lower-end Dual C32 board than a 1P IntelEE build.

My AMD Newegg dream machine wishlist is about 400 dollars cheaper than the Intel one and would offer just about the same performance (barring a few single threaded pieces of software that don't really require high performance on the CPU anyways).

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AFDozerman

Absolutely.

Im actually saving for my dream machine build right now, and for the software that I run, (mostly highly multithreaded stuff) it's actually looking better to just go with a lower-end Dual C32 board than a 1P IntelEE build.

My AMD Newegg dream machine wishlist is about 400 dollars cheaper than the Intel one and would offer just about the same performance (barring a few single threaded pieces of software that don't really require high performance on the CPU anyways).

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Nixon

DDR4 memory up to 2133MHz. :O
By the way, what are the differences between the X and K processors, because I don't know.

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Nixon

Ah ok. I knew what the K meant, but I haven't seen or read into X yet. Thanks!

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Petesvt

The only difference between the K and X that are out right now is, 100MHz higher clock on the X and more L3 cache. They do not use onboard graphics because they are enthusiast chips. Now from what I read on a couple of other sites, is the difference between the Haswell K and X is the amount of cores. The K will have 6 cores lower L3 cache. The X will have 8 cores and a higher L3 cache. I am hoping it is not true I really do not want to spend a grand on a CPU. I bought the 3930K over the 3960X. I do not think the extra cost for the X was worth the very little performance it gives you.

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LatiosXT

K has the clock speed multiplier unlocked. This juts makes it easier to overclock. X is the highest end model with pretty much all the bells and whistles (except the iGPU for some reason).

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Innomasta

God knows how many PCI-E lanes this will incorporate... the beast approaches

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Ghost XFX

From what I heard, it's 40 lanes, just like the IvyB-E...

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kiaghi7

release the KRAKEN!!!

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maleficarus™

LOL That is what I used to say about my ex-wife!

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kiaghi7

Ba-dun-dun CHKSSSSS... he'll be here all week folks, and remember to tip your waiters!

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Gman3968

LOL