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We have been hearing reports about the delay of Haswell-E to September for ages now but its today that the confirmation came through via a leak. If there is one site you can trust in the matter of Intel leaks, its the Chinese VR Zone, and as always they have conveniently leaked the details about Haswell-E and Haswell Refresh Pentiums.

Intel Broadwell and Haswell Refresh Platform

Intel Haswell-E and X99 Chipset Coming in September – Haswell Refresh Pentium Processors Arriving 20th July

Intel’s Haswell-E processors are one of the most awaited linups in the high end enthusiast circles and recent times have seen delay after delay on high end nodes both in the CPU and GPU markets. The reasons for this are of course increased difficulty in the phyiscal aspect of lowering a node while maintaining good yields. Haswell-E lineup consists of the i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K. The X99 Chipset codenamed “Wellsburg” will support the LGA 2011-3 Socket. It will support overclocking for both the ‘X’ and ‘K’ variants and has 4 Memory Channels. It will support CPU (Ratios and BCLK) and GPU overclocking and will have all the usual features such as Intel Rapid Storage and RST Smart Response Tech (and Rapid Recover too). It will have 14 USB ports and 10 Sata ports. So that was just a bit memory refresher; now the actual leak:

Haswell-E Release Date Haswell Refresh Pentium Processors 20th July
As you can see Haswell-E is coming September 2014 as is the X99 Chipset. So this confirms the date leaks we have posted before citing delays. You can see Devil’s Canyons launch date too but the thing that is most relevant to us immediately is the release of the remaining Haswell Refresh processors, both the i3 and Pentium counterparts. So summarizing:

  • Haswell-E and Intel X99 Chipset arrives in September 2014. These include the i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K processors.
  • The Core i7-5820K will be 20% more expensive than its predecessor.
  • Haswell Refresh Intel 4th Gen Core i3-4370, i3-4360T, i3-4160, i3-4160T arriving on the 20th of July.
  • Haswell Refresh Pentium G3460, G3450T, G3250, G3250T arriving on 20th of July.
  • The ‘T’ Suffix means power optimized SKU (lowered TDP).
Model Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5930K Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-4960X
Platform Haswell-E Haswell-E Haswell-E Ivy Bridge-E
Process 22nm 22nm 22nm 22nm
Cores/Threads 8/16 6/12 6/12 6/12
Cache 20 MB L3 15 MB L3 15 MB L3 15 MB L3
Core Clock 3.0/3.3 GHz 3.5/3.9-4.0 GHz 3.3/3.6-3.8 GHz 3.6/4.0 GHz
Socket LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011
TDP 140W 140W 140W 130W
Memory DDR4-2133 MHz DDR4-2133 MHz DDR4-2133 MHz DDR3-1600 MHz
Chipset X99 X99 X99 X79

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