Ivy Bridge-E CPUs Revealed Along With Haswell Refresh

Prunes - July 11, 2013 05:32AM in CPU's

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.

Source: WCCF