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Here’s a first look at a Haswell-E engineering sample

Intel’s replacement for Ivy Bridge-E and Sandy Bridge-E will have eight cores and a 3GHz clock speed.


Intel is expected to launch Haswell-E sometime in the third quarter of 2014, and VR-Zone recently got a first look at an engineering sample of the chip.

Haswell-E will feature 8 cores clocked at 3GHz and will be based on the 22nm process node as Ivy Bridge-E. At launch Intel is understood to be intending to ship two versions of the chip: an “X” ,or extreme edition of the chip, as well as a “K” edition.

Haswell-E will use Intel’s X99 chipset, which as VR-Zone previously reported, is not compatible with the earlier X79 series. Intel’s X99 will offer native support for USB 3.0, as well as 10 Ports of SATA 6Gb / s.

It’s also interesting to note that Intel appears to be producing this specific engineering sample is produced using its foundries based in the United States, rather than the usual production geo-locations which means it’s likely a very early engineering sample.


It will also support DDR4 memory, which should offer the most noticeable boost when compared to its predecessors.

More details should be available in early 2014 before a likely launch at Intel’s developer forum later in the fall.

With files from Chinese VR-Zone.

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