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Chipzilla rumoured to be preparing 8-core Haswell E

by on30 December 2013

Core what a scorcher price tag

Intel will reportedly introduce an eight-core Haswell-E CPU in the third quarter of 2014 that will cost somewhere in the area of $1,000.

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell of earth rumour which claims that the eight-core Haswell-E processor will replace the Ivy Bridge-E series that’s currently on the market. However, the new Haswell-Es will make up a “small” portion of Intel’s shipments, and those together with Ivy Bridge-E processors will only make up five percent of Intel shipments by the end of next year.

The eight-core Intel Haswell-E chips will also support DDR4 RAM clocked at a maximum of 2,133 MHz, along with Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost 2.0 and PCI Express 3.0. They will also be introduced in two separate series: X and K. It’s unclear what the difference will be between the two.

Still it is nice that Chipzilla still sees merit in the ridiculously priced market.

Last modified on 31 December 2013
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