Leaked Intel CPU Roadmap Reveals Haswell Refresh, BGA Processors and EOL’d Sandy Bridge SKUs

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An Intel Box processor presentation has been leaked by Myce which details the upcoming Intel CPU roadmap showing the Haswell refresh platform, BGA desktop processors and the EOL’d Sandy Bridge SKUs.

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Intel CPU Roadmap Leak Reveals Haswell Refresh and BGA SKUs

According to the leaked roadmap, its hinted that the Haswell refresh platform is expected to arrive in Q2 2014, this means that Intel would skip the 14nm Broadwell architecture on the desktop platform except the BGA chips. It was already known that Intel would transition to the BGA scape but it’s looking like a one year gap since Intel would launch Skylake for the desktop platform in 1H 2015 which brings new chipset support along with DDR4, PCIe 4.0 and SATA Express support. Skylake would be the first proper 14nm Intel CPU that would bring various improvements on both graphics and computing terms. But for now, Haswell refresh is the thing to look forward to by desktop users. The new platform would remain loyal to the LGA 1150 socket but would get the new Z97 and H97 chipset to bring SATA Express support to PC platform.

Other than that, Haswell refresh is just the same old Haswell platform on a 22nm process with improved clock speeds and a few improvements here and there. Intel would also launch their Ivy Bridge-E processors in Q3 2013 or September 2013 which would bring high end desktop Core i7-4960X Extreme edition processors with 22nm process to the LGA 2011 platform. Three SKUs would be launched which include 4960X, 4930K, 4820K, their specifications are detailed below:

ModelCoresThreadsBase Clock (Ghz)Turbo Clock (GHz)L3 cacheMemoryTDP
Core i7-4960X6123.6 GHz4.0 GHz15 MBDDR3-1866130 Watt
Core i7-4930K6123.4 GHz3.9 GHz12 MBDDR3-1866130 Watt
Core i7-4820K483.7 GHz3.9 GHz10 MBDDR3-1866130 Watt

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The Intel CPU roadmap also shows the upcoming BGA processors which include the R-Series Haswell and Bay Trail based SOCs replacing the entry level Celeron and Atom processors on the destkop platform. The reason behind this move is that the Bay Trail 2014 SOC is a compact solution offering Quad Core CPU, Gen7 graphics with DX11 support, Windows 8 support with hardware media acceleration and upto 3 time the 3D performance over past Celeron and Atom entry level desktop processors. Following are their detailed specs:

Intel 65W BGA “Haswell” Processors 2013:

ModelCore i7-4770RCore i7-4670RCore i7-4570R
Base Frequency3.20 GHz3.00 GHz2.70 GHz
Cache6 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores/Threads4/84/44/4
Memory Support1600 MHz1600 MHz1600 MHz
Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz3.7 GHz3.2 GHz
Graphics ChipHD 5200HD 5200HD 5200
GPU Core1300 MHz1300 MHz1150 MHz
Memory Controller2 Channel2 Channel2 Channel
TDP65W65W65W

 

Intel 10W BGA “BayTrail” Processors 2014:

ModelPentium JR2850Celeron J1850Celeron J1750
Base Frequency2.40 GHz2.00 GHz2.40 GHz
Cache2 MB2 MB2 MB
Cores/Threads4/44/42/2
Memory Support1333 MHz1333 MHz1333 MHz
Turbo FrequencyN/AN/AN/A
Graphics ChipHD GraphicsHD GraphicsHD Graphics
GPU Clock698 MHz698 MHz698 MHz
GPU Boost792 MHz792 MHz750 MHz
TDP10W10W10W

Last of all, the Intel CPU Roadmap mentions that the chip giant has EOL’d (End of Life) their entire Sandy Bridge SKU stack which includes the flagship Core i7-2700K, 2600K and 2600S processors. Two Ivy bridge processors which include the Core i5 3450 and 3450S processors have also been discontinued. You can check out the rest of the slides below which are courtesy of Myce.

Intel Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge EOL Intel Z97 Chipset Intel HD graphics Intel HTS1155LP Intel BGA SKUs Intel BGA Haswell Refresh Haswell Refresh Q2 2014

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