Broadwell for Desktop Postponed to Mid-2015 and We May See 18-Core Unlocked Haswell-E Xeons

Reading through VR-Zone's excellent news items, I stumbled upon two interesting Intel overclocking related articles.

The first item deals with Intel moving Broadwell for Desktop from Mid-March to ww21-26 in 2015. Knowing that Intel's ww1 starts the last week of January, ww21-26 indicates a period around Computex 2015. That would definitely make for an interesting show next year as well. According to a document sourced by VR-Zone China (link below), the low-power variants of the 14nm Haswell architecture are still on schedule. Brian Krzanich (CEO) promises devices on the shelves by the holiday season.

In another news item published a week ago, Nebojsa Novakovic writes about Intel's plans for this year's Computex. Of course the main point of the tradeshow is the Haswell Refresh CPUs with in particular the Devil's Canyon K-SKUs. The most surprising line of the article deals with something completely different however. Nebosja writes, "Add to this the rumoured confirmation that, unlike their predecessors, Haswell-EP Xeons, including likely the 14-core and 18-core flavours, will have several top bin un-locked and even liquid-cooling optimised variants meant for HPC, workstations and high frequency trading, and you can guess the implications: the Haswell-E and Haswell-EP platforms will again be the overclocker’s heaven."

Unlocked 18-core Xeons could possibly have a dramatic effect on the overclocking community as these would unlikely to be sold at an affordable price point. The most expensive Intel Xeon CPU today sports 15 cores and comes at a price of (hold on to your chairs) EUR €5,500. Just imagine a system with one overclockable 18-core CPU and two GeForce GTX Titan-Z graphics cards. Anyway, the author writes the speculation off as a rumoured confirmation which means this is not set in stone yet.

In any case, we are looking forward to this year's Computex and hope you do too!

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Belgium Massman says:

Has anyone else seen a site talk about the "rumoured confirmation"? VR-Zone is quite a respected site, I don't think they would just publish this for no reason.

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

18 core unlock server cpu... 3-5k usd not looking great for private ocers

South Africa Vivi says:

Xtreme Addict said: 18 core unlock server cpu... 3-5k usd not looking great for private ocers


agree, would be able to get it on ebay for about 2000$ (no warranty) which isnt cheap and you need 2! dual socket board + 2 x xeon unlocked will be necessary for almost all DX11

Canada Vinster says:

Wasn't DDR4 coming with this new CPU as well? I've been keeping my i7-980x until DDR4's release but wondering if I should move up earlier then?

K404 says:

If these chips will be bad for the ecosystem, ban them from competitive benching?

Philippines dhenzjhen says:

14 and 18 core unlocked cpus? if it's true then come to papa :D :D

United States Schmuckley says:

dhenzjhen said: 14 and 18 core unlocked cpus? if it's true then come to papa :D :D


lol

Germany Moose83 says:

dhenzjhen said: 14 and 18 core unlocked cpus? if it's true then come to papa :D :D


:D

United States Gunslinger says:

bring 'em on :D

TiN says:

Let's see the beef :D

United States david.hunt. says:

Call 911.. My heart! :-)

Italy RULE says:

It's a candy for don't think about broadwell delay.

United States kjjweber says:

This is bad for z97 as well: (remove space)
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Belgium Massman says:

For now I'll settle for that Pentium K CPU. That's what I'm really looking forward to.

Argentina Sweet says:

Massman said: For now I'll settle for that Pentium K CPU. That's what I'm really looking forward to.


Me Too, and many guys of my región wait to this Pentium K, when will be available for sale this microprocessor ? You know that ?

Belgium Massman says:

Should be soon ... Massive overclocking coming soon too :)

South Africa Vivi says:

4790k late september....... fail :<

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