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Intel Broadwell CPU Lineup Arrives in 2H 2014

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel is expected to unveil its Core "Broadwell" processor family in the second half of 2014. "Broadwell" is an optical shrink of "Haswell" to Intel's new 14 nanometer silicon fab process, with a few tweaks. It's being reported that the "Broadwell" silicon will make it to mobile (notebook) platforms before desktops. Within 2H 2014, a bulk of Intel's Core mobile processor lineup will be based on the silicon, including H-series (for desktop replacements and all-in-one desktops, BGA), U (for Ultrabooks), Y (for tablets), and QM/XM (for mainstream notebooks).

    It's the common desktop plaform that's shortchanged by Intel. There won't be socketed Core "Broadwell" CPUs any time in 2014. They'll probably arrive in 2015, they probably won't. Instead, Intel has a "Haswell" platform refresh planned for 2014, which will see Intel roll out speed-bumped Core i5 and Core i7 parts based on existing "Haswell" silicon, and at existing price-points. To compensate, Intel is expected to roll out the Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) platform in 2H 2014, which succeeds the upcoming Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" platform, and introduces DDR4 system memory support.

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    "They'll probably arrive in 2015, they probably won't"

    ??? Did you mean "maybe" instead of "probably"?

    This news is disappointing, but not surprising, considering the lack of competition from AMD, and Intel's continued push towards focusing on power efficiency as opposed to performance.

    Interesting that the desktop Pentium line is labeled "Legacy" on those slides.
     
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    Goodbye Intel CPU socket, it's been nice knowing you.
     
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    Bit of a kick in the teeth to the desktop consumers unless there are issues with broadwell for desktop
     
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    Talk about a kick in the balls for Haswell adopters...damn. This news should have been titled as "Intel drops the f-bomb on its desktop users".


    I call BS on this. If there are issues, Intel should be sorting them out now or even before Haswell's launch. This was clearly a strategic decision, not some technical issue at work here...and I sure hope this decision bites them in the ass in the long run.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say. I skipped Haswell in favor of Broadwell when it ships, but who knows when that's going to happen. I'm sure my 2500k will hold me over just fine until then, but damn. Intel is playing with my feelings :twitch:
    Hoping that AMD might become competitive again in the high-end is a pipe dream as well. So everyone, get some popcorn and a soda because this is going to be a while.
     
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    I suspect Intel's goal in the next 5 years or so is to switch to BGA on the low-end through mainstream and LGA 2011 (or its successor) on the enthusiast desktop, with nothing in between. With desktops making up a smaller and smaller portion of the market, they probably figure that having 2 different desktop sockets is a waste of R&D funds.
     
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    If I read this right, does that mean that the High-End platform will finally actually be ahead of the mid-range technology wise?
     
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    Yes

    And Laptops and Tablets will be ahead of both
     
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    do xeons stick with LGA sockets?
     
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    Not really, my mobo will be Broadwell ready so no loss there, just like by SB >> IB upgrade.
     
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    Would be retarded to have them on BGA :toast:
     
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    It's impossible to predict what will happen in two years, but I desperately needed to upgrade my Core Quad system and hopped on Haswell boat with 4670K. I sure hope it's possible to upgrade the CPU on Z87 during 2014-15 to something much more powerful. If "Haswell refresh" means 6-8 cores on LGA1150 platform I'm happy.
     

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