Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

8 cores and DDR4

Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

This Year Intel will be releasing Haswell-E on their new X99 platform and will be moving to using DDR4 memory. Alongside this Intel will be moving to a flagship consumer CPU that will use a total of 8 cores and 16 threads, specs that will get all us hard-line enthusiasts excited, perhaps enough to pay the expected $999 price tag as well as other platform costs such as DDR4 memory and a X99 motherboard.

Many sources are expecting this Haswell-Bomb to drop around September around Intel’s Developer Forum in San-Francisco, but this is unconfirmed by Intel.

The Rumoured Specs of the Haswell-E CPUs are as follows:

Processor

Core i7-5960XCore i7-5930kCore i7-5820K
Processing Cores866
Processing Threads161212
Cache20MB15MB15MB
BLK100MHz100MHz100MHz
Core Base Frequency3.0GHz3.5GHz3.2GHz
Supported MemoryDDR4DDR4DDR4
Memory Controller Frequency2133MHz2133MHz2133MHz

PCI Express Config.

2x16 + 1x82x16 +1x81x16 + 1x8 + 1x4
TDP140W140W140W
Price$999$500$350

 

As we can see above all Haswell-E processors will feature 6 or more cores support DDR4 memory, proces are as expected with the Flagship costing almost $1000 and the lesser models costing much less, if you are willing to give up two cores.

The TDP for all the Chips are 140W, which is to be expected from a chip which is essentially two 4770Ks.

The move to DDR4 memory will undoubtedly increase the cost of this platform, at least until DDR4 memory becomes more widely used/available, but will reduce power consumption and be able to deliver higher density modules compared to the current DDR3 DIMMs

.Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

The most Noteworthy chip here, I this writers opinion, is the i7 5820K a 6-core K-series processor which has a rumoured price of a very reasonable $350. While it sacrifices a little when it comes to clock speed and PCI-E options, it makes up for with overclockability (given it is a K-series CPU) and it simply costs $150 less than the almost identical 5930K.

Sadly this time the x930k variant does not offer the massive thread count of its bigger brother, so perhaps a reviewer this time around can actually recommend the flagship this time around. Is this the 8-Core CPU we have all been looking for?

Please discuss your thoughts and feelings about Intel's upcoming Haswell-E platform in the OC3D Forums  

  

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04-07-2014, 10:46:33

WYP
Intel's Haswell-E CPUs will be coming this year, but at what cost?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...095005391l.jpg

Read more HereQuote

04-07-2014, 10:52:57

RamboOC
finally an upgrade from 6 to 8 cores on a mainstream socket

"read more here" doesn't workQuote

04-07-2014, 10:56:26

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
finally an upgrade from 6 to 8 cores on a mainstream socket

"read more here" doesn't work
Cheers dude, takes a few mins to get everything sorted on the frontpage.Quote

04-07-2014, 11:12:57

Ironsoldier
I'm tempted with the Core i7-5820K if it does end up being quite cheap.Quote

04-07-2014, 11:19:48

Kushiro
wait what, the 5820k will only be $350? Looks like it is time for an upgrade.Quote

04-07-2014, 11:38:46

vorticalbox
8 cores at 140 TDP, that is rather nice Quote

04-07-2014, 11:42:19

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by vorticalbox View Post
8 cores at 140 TDP, that is rather nice
Yeah, it makes AMD's FX 9590 @ 220W TDP seem even more ridiculous.Quote

04-07-2014, 11:55:17

vorticalbox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Yeah, it makes AMD's FX 9590 @ 220W TDP seem even more ridiculous.
More so than before AM|D need to sort their TDP out before they will take the market.

the architecture of pile driver is actually rather good.Quote

04-07-2014, 12:06:34

Kushiro
I think one of the main reasons was the clock speed/factory OC on that thing xD. that and the size, arch etc etc

Sorry to go OT, but any word on next gen AMD CPU yet? or even stronger APU? Seems awfully quiet.Quote

04-07-2014, 12:09:38

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
I think one of the main reasons was the clock speed/factory OC on that thing xD. that and the size, arch etc etc

Sorry to go OT, but any word on next gen AMD CPU yet? or even stronger APU? Seems awfully quiet.
Things are quiet on the AMD front, the next bulldozer series core will be excavator, but from then who knows.

AMD haven't talked about anything beyond excavator for years, which makes me think a new core architecture is coming.Quote

04-07-2014, 12:19:10

Kushiro
Damn haha, was actually hoping nothing would even potentially be coming from the AMD side to be honest. Now there is a reason that I can give myself to hold off on upgrading to this...

Thanks for the info nonetheless

Also I didnt realize they aired Bleach in the UK, how is it. OOps OT again, you'll let it slide wontchya :bQuote

04-07-2014, 12:30:13

DiyEyal
Drooling over that 5960x, probably going to end up buying the 5930K..Quote

04-07-2014, 12:39:05

vorticalbox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Things are quiet on the AMD front, the next bulldozer series core will be excavator, but from then who knows.

AMD haven't talked about anything beyond excavator for years, which makes me think a new core architecture is coming.
I hope it's based on Steamroller with stronger cores. then maybe my next rig will be AMD basedQuote

04-07-2014, 12:47:01

DiyEyal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Damn haha, was actually hoping nothing would even potentially be coming from the AMD side to be honest. Now there is a reason that I can give myself to hold off on upgrading to this...

Thanks for the info nonetheless

Also I didnt realize they aired Bleach in the UK, how is it. OOps OT again, you'll let it slide wontchya :b
Why would you be hoping for no new AMD chip? I mean, if there is no competition in a particular market segment, don't expect a substantial leap froward. If AMD released a serious high end CPU, you would see an unlocked 12 core extreme edition CPU, an 8 core 5930K, and a 6 core 5820k or something..
(Ok, that's a little bit over the top)

If AMD would be uncomfortably close to intel, you wouldn't see tick tock. You would see a noteworthy improvement in performance with each generation.

Look at what the athlon 750K did to intel, that's the reason they released the G3258).Quote

04-07-2014, 12:50:59

Kushiro
Err I think you may have misread my post, it was meant as a joke, and personally if AMD intends to release something it means I will not retire my trusty 2600k as it is still chugging along nicely at 4.87ghz @ 1.27vQuote

04-07-2014, 13:11:03

DiyEyal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Err I think you may have misread my post, it was meant as a joke, and personally if AMD intends to release something it means I will not retire my trusty 2600k as it is still chugging along nicely at 4.87ghz @ 1.27v
Alrighty then.. For a moment I thought you're one of the fanboys that would rather see all competition die.. I have met quite a lot of them lately. Sorry I got carried away..Quote

04-07-2014, 13:15:28

Kushiro
Haha, far from it, you should have seen my previous posts for about a month ago.Quote

04-07-2014, 13:40:39

SieB
If the 5820K is a six core CPU then it makes me wonder there will be a skylake six core, the i7 maybe? Either way the 5820K looks like a bargain for the price.Quote

04-07-2014, 13:53:19

instinct_2k
Looks like the next move for me. As I currently run a x78 based system moving to haswell wasn't a viable optionQuote

04-07-2014, 14:52:46

Agost
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
If the 5820K is a six core CPU then it makes me wonder there will be a skylake six core, the i7 maybe? Either way the 5820K looks like a bargain for the price.
Current roadmaps show a maximum of 4 cores for Skylake processors...

That's why I'm thinking about a 5820k for my next upgrade, in 2015Quote

04-07-2014, 15:12:53

RickPlaysWarr
Hi

Very interested in these processors -- are they staying with the 2011 socket so that existing cooling options will be available?

--Rick--Quote

04-07-2014, 15:50:47

DiyEyal
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickPlaysWarr View Post
Hi

Very interested in these processors -- are they staying with the 2011 socket so that existing cooling options will be available?

--Rick--
Yes and no. The socket is LGA 2011-3 so it's not compatible with X79 motherboards. But cooling should be the same..Quote

04-07-2014, 17:36:32

KamikazeRedneck
What will the nm size be? Is it going to match the X79's? Is the only upgrade going to be the DDR4? I can't see any upgrades in PCI-express 3.0. I would only consider upgrading to the new chips if they made substantial upgrades with the PCI-E. It seems that is only a 4960X with DDR4 capability.Quote

04-07-2014, 17:54:05

DiyEyal
Quote:
Originally Posted by KamikazeRedneck View Post
What will the nm size be? Is it going to match the X79's? Is the only upgrade going to be the DDR4? I can't see any upgrades in PCI-express 3.0. I would only consider upgrading to the new chips if they made substantial upgrades with the PCI-E. It seems that is only a 4960X with DDR4 capability.
The upgrade is more cores!Quote

04-07-2014, 18:25:40

Zoot
The clock speeds are a little disappointing. I can't help but be underwhelmed.

I was hoping for something like the i7-4820k with the high clock that has, but just 3.2GHz on the 5820k doesn't make me want to upgrade from my FX-8350 very much.Quote

04-07-2014, 18:28:42

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoot View Post
The clock speeds are a little disappointing. I can't help but be underwhelmed.

I was hoping for something like the i7-4820k with the high clock that has, but just 3.2GHz on the 5820k doesn't make me want to upgrade from my FX-8350 very much.
That really depends on how far these can overclock.

Imagine those potential gains!Quote

04-07-2014, 21:30:55

Kushiro
Whether or not you upgrade always comes to personal preference/needs, after all it is your PC. Besides if all you do is game on your fx-8350 there is actually minimal incentive to pick one of these up.

Also I doubt anyone who buys these CPU'S will be running them at those clock speeds anyway haha.Quote

05-07-2014, 05:00:50

RamboOC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Whether or not you upgrade always comes to personal preference/needs, after all it is your PC. Besides if all you do is game on your fx-8350 there is actually minimal incentive to pick one of these up.

Also I doubt anyone who buys these CPU'S will be running them at those clock speeds anyway haha.
8 core intel running at 5ghz will probably be like almost twice as fast compared to 8 core amd fx cpu , not to mention the TDP of the intel will be a lot lowerQuote

05-07-2014, 07:09:09

Kushiro
But the question remains would that be enough of an insentive to pour all that money into it when his 8350 is able to handle their needs?? That was what I was trying to say.Quote

05-07-2014, 07:49:55

Zoot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
That really depends on how far these can overclock.

Imagine those potential gains!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Whether or not you upgrade always comes to personal preference/needs, after all it is your PC. Besides if all you do is game on your fx-8350 there is actually minimal incentive to pick one of these up.

Also I doubt anyone who buys these CPU'S will be running them at those clock speeds anyway haha.
Yeah I'm not much of an overclocker, don't really see the point in it anymore hence why I like CPUs with high out of the box clock speeds. If the 4790k was DDR4 capable, I'd be all over it.

I tend to like to keep my systems for a very long time hence my waiting for DDR4. My secondary system (which I still do a fair bit of gaming on) with an AMD Phenom II 955, 790FX board and a GTX 560 is nearly 5 years old now and still going strong!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
8 core intel running at 5ghz will probably be like almost twice as fast compared to 8 core amd fx cpu , not to mention the TDP of the intel will be a lot lower
TDP doesn't matter unless you're running it at 100% 24/7. People get so excited about power consumption, I'll never understand it.

Heck even the rather high 220W of the 9590 doesn't really matter as long as the motherboard is able for it. Graphics cards easily dwarf that figure, not many people moan about those.Quote

08-07-2014, 06:11:05

RizeAllard
I am waiting for the 5930 to replace my current x58 system.
After 4 years the time has come to refresh the base of my system.
Unfortunatly theres no AMD option at HEPC segment these days, but I
like those A series APUs which are runing now. I built a lot of systems on then and they are fairly enought for everybody in most of the cases.
If someone want a real gaming rig an i5-4570K is more than enought.

Many of us just buy these monsters because of fun and want to show off... Only 1 or maximum 2%-of HEPC-s are used for working.

Thats why I use FAH or BOINC on my rigs as well.

I hope AMD could came out a Highend C(A)PU in the close future... I want to see some competition in this segment too. We the costumers just can win on that....Quote

08-07-2014, 06:17:53

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
8 core intel running at 5ghz will probably be like almost twice as fast compared to 8 core amd fx cpu , not to mention the TDP of the intel will be a lot lower
It won't be that spectacularly faster as very few things use the full 8 cores of the 83xx/9xxx. Then again now intel do an eight core people will start to care about core usage.Quote

08-07-2014, 06:20:15

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Things are quiet on the AMD front, the next bulldozer series core will be excavator, but from then who knows.

AMD haven't talked about anything beyond excavator for years, which makes me think a new core architecture is coming.
This much is true, it has been very quiet on the AMD home front for too long now... I wouldn't be surprised if they just release the next CPUs right out the blue.Quote

08-07-2014, 06:37:01

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
This much is true, it has been very quiet on the AMD home front for too long now... I wouldn't be surprised if they just release the next CPUs right out the blue.
Exactly, there isn't even much news of a excavator based replacement for Kaveri.

Even the Excavator was talked about since bulldozer was announced, and hasn't been even mentioned since Kaveri. Somethings up, but there is currently no information out there to even speculate what is going on.

A new architecture seems likely in the next year, or at least an announcement anyway. Guess we will just have to wait and see, we will all be fighting over who gets to report on it first LOL .Quote

08-07-2014, 06:50:37

Wraith
I'm taking AMDs silence as a good thing, unlike their Radeon marketing department who just love the media and teasing.. So like you say I guess we'll just have to wait and see what late Q4 or 2015 brings. I'm anticipating good things. Quote
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