Haswell-E Pre-order Prices Released
New Socket, more cores.... How Much?
Published: 17th July 2014 | Source: Intel |
Haswell-E is Now available to Pre-order in the US
Intel is expected to launch their next generation Extreme series processors in September in their new X99 socket. This launch will see Intel release an 8-core CPU, a first for the Extreme line, and no release a quad core on this socket at all, instead only releasing Hex-cores or higher.
So what do the prices look like for these new CPUs? Well they are not that much higher priced than the last Extreme series from Intel, with each CPU being within a similar price bracket to it's similarly names counterpart despite their significant upgrades in core count, with the exception of the i7 5930X.
Below is a table of each CPUs specs and current Pricing.
|Core i7-5960X||Core i7-5930k||Core i7-5820K|
|Core Base Frequency||3.0GHz||3.5GHz||3.2GHz|
|Memory Controller Frequency||2133MHz||2133MHz||2133MHz|
PCI Express Config.
|2x16 + 1x8||2x16 +1x8||1x16 + 1x8 + 1x4|
Now lets compare each CPU to it's current generation counterpart. The i7-4960X is currently $999, and has a higher base clock of 3.6GHz but the Haswell part has the benifits of a higher IPC, 2 additional cores and the ability to use higher speed DDR4 ram.
The i7-5930X is very similar to the i7-4930X, they both have a similar base clock, with the newer 5930X in the lead by 100MHz, they both have the same core count of 6 cores. The current 4930X is priced at around $583, around $60 less than the 5930X. Gains in IPC, clock speed and memory speeds should make the extra $60 worth it.
The i7-5820 is the CPU that gains the most here, compared to the current generation i7-4820X it has 2 more cores, again increased IPC but suffers from a 400MHz lower base clock of 3.3GHz. For the $80 increase in price here the addition of two cores is astounding.
I will also remind you that the Extreme series are all unlocked processors, so the lower clock speeds should be easy to remedy if you are an overclocker. Lets hope Haswell-E can overclock when released later this year. One other thing is that these are pre-order prices which may be subject to change, there is potential for these prices to lower before launch.
If you want to discuss Intel's Haswell-E or X99 platform further please head over tho the OC3D Forums. Special thanks to Forum Member YouWhat for linking us this information.