Intel Haswell-E Launches in 2nd Half of 2014 with 8 Cores

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Intel’s Haswell-E platform will launch in 2014 packing 8 core CPUs. The platform will provide users with up to 20 MB of L3 cache and with Hyper Threading, the final result is a maximum of 16 logical cores. The processors will be based on 22 nm second generation Hi-k process. Compared to the Ivy Bridge-E, the new platform is expected to deliver 33 to 50% better performance. The company will also introduce the Wellsburg motherboard chipset with support for DDR4 RAM clocked at up to 2133 MHz. Connectivity options supported by Wellsburg X-PCH include a maximum of 6 USB 3.0 ports, up to 8 USB 2.0 ports, up to 10 SATA 6 Gbps ports, integrated clock support and 6.5W TDP.

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Clockspeeds for DDR4 type RAM installed on Wellsburg are in steps of 1333 MHz, 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz and 2133 MHz. The increased frequncies combined with quad-channel DDR4 RAM are expected to yield nearly 50% increase in bandwidth compared to triple-channel configuration. Wellsburg supports low voltage DDR4 RAM kits at 1.2V with a 288 pin DIMM connector, 4 pins are added for NVDIMM module support. Both 284/288 pin RAM modules can be used on the motherboard with the 284 or the 288 pin connector.

via VR-Zone