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Intel Corp. last week showcased the world’s first demo system running code-named Haswell-E microprocessor as well as DDR4 memory modules. Unfortunately, no details were given regarding clock-speeds of the central processing units and memory. Besides, nothing particular is known about the test system in general.

The demo PC demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum 2013 is marked as “Intel DDR4 reference test platform”. Since the only DDR4-supporting chip due next year designed for single-socket configuration is code-named Haswell-E, then the system is likely to be powered by code-named Wellsburg chipset better known as Intel X99.

The Haswell-E processor will continue to feature quad-channel memory controller, which is logical considering necessity to provide enough memory bandwidth for eight-core central processing unit.

The system featuring next-generation CPU, next-generation platform and future memory type showcased at IDF 2013 was running fine, therefore its actual announcement is only a question of time.

Intel plans to release its next-generation high-end desktop platform featuring Haswell-E microprocessor, Wellsburg (X99) core-logic and DDR4 memory sometimes in Q3/Q4 2014, according to unofficial information.

Tags: Intel, Core, Haswell, Haswell-E, 22nm, HEDT, DDR4, Wellsburg


Comments currently: 11
Discussion started: 09/18/13 02:43:28 PM
Latest comment: 11/18/13 10:34:13 PM
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so then what was the point of posting this as news if nothing was shown. I mean nothing + nothing = well, nothing.
2 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 09/18/13 02:43:28 PM]
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some things that are now more or less confirmed with this "news":
besides not arriving in the next 12 months there are already Haswell-E CPUs that just work fine with DDR4 and X99 Chipsets, at least fine enough to run a demo system.
ofc clockspeeds aren't final, but giving them another year it will work fine by that time.
To me it is more disappointing, that they don't bring the Enthusiastplatform first then the mainstream (meaning they should have brought us Haswell E first before Haswell, Ivy Bridge was a good CPU Family anyways... I want the 1000$ CPUs to have the most modern architecture, not a one year old one, it should be the other way around )
0 0 [Posted by: Rollora  | Date: 09/18/13 03:09:02 PM]
The demo smacks of an investor feel good pony show. Meanwhile, AMD keeps its cards close to its chest, ready to put down the HSA Aces (x86 and ARM) at any time which will shake up the processor market forever and a day.
1 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 09/18/13 04:31:59 PM]

WTF is with the auto play Intel SPAM video???????????

$1000 CPUs are for the clueless. DDR4 is for servers and offers no performance advantage for desktop use nor does quad or hex channel RAM. This is all marketing hype when it comes to desktop though the RAM can offer advantages for server use.
1 3 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 09/18/13 04:34:08 PM]
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There will be 6 core models in the $500 range. And of course DDR4 will have benefits, how many is to be benchmarked.. unless you have some actual facts.

I doubt I'll buy one, but I'll be envious of those who can.
2 0 [Posted by: hansmuff  | Date: 09/18/13 06:22:59 PM]
Again, LGA2011 and Haswell-E are NOT for your average desktop user. Those who do serious business workload such as 3D rendering, Photoshop, etc use them, and these workloads are RAM intensive.

Also, LGA2011 and Haswell-E do have server counterpart too (Xeon E5).

I find it funny that some AMD fanboys keep complaining without getting the fact straight. Nobody use computer solely for gaming you know.
0 0 [Posted by: trumpet-205  | Date: 09/19/13 12:27:18 AM]

DDR4 right now is slower and more expensive than DDR3. Things will change from 3+Ghz modules will go mainstream and costs as much as DDR3 nowadays.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 09/18/13 07:12:24 PM]

I am going to use this 70 euros motherboard with its 30 euro processor for one more year. I have been planning for the Asus Rampage Formula 4, which is the fastest mobo on the market since 2010, but since it's one more year to X99, I am going to wait. I got this 19 months along with the other parts as to build a new PC with a student loan. I can't even connect all the buttons in the case. Now I am using a 2000 Mhz memory at 1024 Mhz =D With the Wellsburg chipset in about 16 months it will finally work at full speed. But I don't have any trouble yet with ultra settings.

MSI G42m-P28
NVidia GTX 580 (good frame rates at ultra settings even in Battlefield 3. Running at over 60 degrees Celsius in Total War)
Intel E6700@3600 Mhz, overclocked FPS from 267 to 292. 298 caused blue screen as did 305. 311 crashed Civilization 4. 318 didn't boot the machine at all. (Heavy lagging in the fortress map of Philadelphia and 3dMark06 CPU tests, but Fraps is running too)
Corsair CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 Dominator GT. Running at 1024 Mhz, 7-7-7-18 (Improves all loading times significantly)
Corsair Graphite 600T White
Corsair AX1200 W Gold
OCZ Vector 520 Gb (Makes the machine about 30 % faster in everything)

16737 3DMark06s (fps 311)
3362 CPU Score
Total cost with Win7 Home Premium: 2300 euros.

0 0 [Posted by: Teemu Ruskeepää  | Date: 09/18/13 07:20:48 PM]
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If you had an AMD system, the ram would be capable of running full speed now, not in 16 months....
0 1 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 09/19/13 09:19:17 AM]
If I had an AMD system, I would not buy elite ram.
0 1 [Posted by: Teemu Ruskeepää  | Date: 09/19/13 05:43:05 PM]

Gaming mothersbords and gpu will have to support ddr4 so dumb gamers take nots from the real gamers 2016 or later till our system supports DDR4
0 0 [Posted by: connr elsom  | Date: 11/18/13 10:34:13 PM]


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