If you are starting to feel that your Sandy Bridge-E processor just does not cut it anymore, then fret not for Intel will have you covered soon. New details have been revealed about the upcoming Ivy Bridge-E that is set to be launched in Q3 2013.
|Model||Cores||Threads||Base Clock||Turbo Clock||L3 Cache||Memory||TDP|
|Core i7-4960X||6||12||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||15 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
|Core i7-4930K||6||12||3.4 GHz||3.9 GHz||12 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
|Core i7-4820K||4||8||3.7 Ghz||3.9 GHz||10 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
Other than more cores and higher speeds, the Ivy Bridge-E will also feature 30 PCI-Express lanes (third generation); along with various internal changes and better graphics, which can be found in regular Ivy Bridge CPUs as well.
According to a leaked roadmap, we can also expect a Haswell refresh in Q2 2014. This refresh appears to include two new chipsets, Z97 and H97, that support SATA Express, which is said to provide device interface speeds from 8 Gb/s to 16 Gb/s by utilizing PCI-Express lanes. The chipsets will also include Intel device protection, which will protect PCs against malware, and new Intel Smart response and Rapid start technologies with Dynamic Cache Sharing.