Specifications of Intel’s upcoming HEDT Haswell-E platform which includes the flagship Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition processor have been unveiled. The Intel Haswell-E High-End desktop platform will be aimed towards the high-performance enthusiasts and overclockers.
Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K, Core i7-5820K Specifications Unveiled
The Intel Haswell-E processor lineup would include three SKUs, the Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K. All processors are built on the 22nm Haswell architecture which means that they will improve the IPC performance while keeping the same power limits as previous generation processors due to enhanced power efficiency of the Haswell microarchitecture. Before moving into the feature set of the platform itself, we will detail the SKUs that will be launching in Q3 2014 (September 2014):
Intel Core i7-5960X Processor
The Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition would be the flagship processor of the lineup boasting 8 Cores and 16 threads. This would be Intel’s first 8 Core consumer processor and would be clocked at 3.0 GHz base and 3.3 GHz boost frequency. The processor would feature 20 MB of L3 cache, 140W TDP and support for DDR4-2133 MHz memory. Being the flagship processor of the Haswell-E lineup, the Core i7-5960X would end up with a price of $999 US. While there have been rumors that the pricing would be higher than previous generations, Im almost certain that Intel will keep their pricing structure of the HEDT lineup same as previous generation Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E processors.