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Online Stores Start to Take Pre-Orders on Intel Core i7-4770K “Haswell” Chips.

Started by: Stickmansam | Date 03/21/13 11:11:23 AM
Comments: 6 | Last Comment:  03/24/13 03:48:18 PM

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Well no point in pre-ordering until the chip set is fixed and you have the board to go with it shipped early as well
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The TSX transaction extensions are not available on the K series- what a meanspirited and cruel twist of the knife, Intel! You're killing my young enthusiast heart!
0 1 [Posted by: rektide  | Date: 03/21/13 07:16:30 PM]
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So wait a minute... TSX is a stupid and useless extension that is just designed to make Intel cheat on benchmarks*.
Isn't Intel *protecting* you from this evil and stupid feature by turning it off in its chips?


* That is until AMD comes out with its own version in 4 years and the fanboys accuse Intel of stealing the idea from AMD since obviously only AMD can ever innovate.
0 0 [Posted by: chuckula  | Date: 03/24/13 03:46:21 PM]
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The world is waiting for Kaveri HSA APU which will be a major leap forward in technology compared to Haswell.
0 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 03/21/13 11:02:42 PM]
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Exactly! Kaveri is copying lots of the features that are already in Haswell, and when it comes out it will still be substantially slower than a lower-end discrete GPU just like Trinity, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell before it!

The bonus feature is that, while Haswell will rock when you put in a real GPU, the CPU in Kaveri be so crippled to accomodate the power draw of the IGP that even with a good GPU, Kaveri will still lose to Haswell at games while using more power.
0 0 [Posted by: chuckula  | Date: 03/24/13 03:48:18 PM]
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End of August for wide availability, IMHO. Just in time for the Back-to-School season. Also, Intel doesn't have the rush to release anything before AMD is shipping the Trinity 1.5 (e.g. Richland) chips.
0 1 [Posted by: ano69  | Date: 03/23/13 06:27:51 AM]
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