Along with Haswell-E comes Intel's X99 chipset and DDR4 memory
Supposing the latest rumor regarding Intel's Haswell-E processor family comes true, you'll have all summer to save up to build a system around a next-generation platform. A leaked document points to September 14, 2014 as the day Intel plans to launch Haswell-E to retail, which could coincide with an announcement at Intel's upcoming IDF 14 in San Francisco -- this year's IDF runs September 9-11.
An excerpt from the leaked document was posted by VR-Zone's Chinese-language portal. According to the excerpt, at least three Core i7 chips based on Haswell-E will debut on September 14, along with Intel's upcoming X99 chipset. One thing to keep in mind if you're planning a next generation build is that X99 boards will require DDR4 memory.
The three Core i7 parts mentioned include the Core i7 5960X (8-core, 20MB L3 cache, 3GHz-3.5GHz), Core i7 5930K (6-core, 15MB L3 cache, 3.5GHz-3.7GHz), and the Core i7 5820K (6-core, 15MB cache, 3.3GHz-3.6GHz). All three reportedly carry a TDP of 140W and support Hyper-Threading.