- Apr 24, 2008
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|Processor||Core i7 3930K / Core i7 5820K|
|Motherboard||Asus P9X79 Deluxe / Asus X99-A|
|Cooling||Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus|
|Memory||32GB DDR3 1600 (8x4GB)|
|Video Card(s)||GTX 670|
|Storage||Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD (2x) Samsung 840 500GB SSD|
|Display(s)||Asus VE276Q, VE278Q and VK278Q triple 27” 1920x1080|
|Audio Device(s)||On Board|
|Power Supply||Antec Earthwatts 650W|
|Software||Windows 8 Pro 64bit|
Haswell-E will effectively replace the recently released Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. This will be the first time that Intel will be providing an 8-core CPU in their desktop lineup. Intel will be offering 6-8 core CPUs with their Haswell-E lineup that has a massive 20 MB of L3 smart cache and the same integrated voltage regulator as Haswell. This means the flagship Haswell-E chip will ship with a TDP of around 130-140W which is about 10-20W under the i7-3970X which only has 6 cores. Intel is shooting for a 55% IPC improvement over quad cores with Haswell-E.
6 to 8 cores suggests to me that the entry level 5000 series Haswell-E processor may have 6 cores. That's better then Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E entry level processors at 4 cores. Also if the pricing for entry level is the same as in the past then ~$300 would be a great price for a 6 core i7 processor.
55% IPC improvement over quad cores with Haswell-E,.......that sounds lofty.