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Intel Haswell-E to Pack Eight Cores, Quad-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller.
Xbitlabs ^ | 06/17/2013 11:21 PM | Anton Shilov

Posted on 06/18/2013 9:56:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Intel Preps Series Performance Boost with Next Year’s Enthusiast Desktop Platform

Leaked slides presumably from an Intel Corp.’s document reveal that the world’s largest chipmaker is preparing a rather revolutionary update to its high-end desktop (HEDT) platform next year with the introduction of code-named Haswell-E product. Not only the new high-end client chips will finally see more physical cores, but they will also gain a number of other improvements.

The next year’s enthusiast desktop platform will pack a number of firsts and will naturally bring a significant performance boost over regular desktop platforms as well as over existing and incoming HEDT solutions based on code-named Ivy Bridge-E processor. Intel Core i7 “Haswell-E” central processing units will pack six or eight x86 cores with Haswell micro-architecture and Hyper-Threading technology, 20MB of L3 cache, quad-channel DDR4 memory controller (2133MHz maximum clock-speed, up to one DIMM per channel) as well as Turbo Boost 2 technology, reports VR-Zone web-site, which published the slides from Intel’s roadmap. The processors will traditionally have 40 integrated PCI Express 3.0 lanes, but will lack built-in graphics adapter, which is logical.

The forthcoming enthusiast-class desktop platform will rely on code-named Wellsburg chipset and will use all-new LGA2011-3 socket. Interestingly, the new microprocessors will have up to 140W thermal design power, which points to high clock-rate in addition to high core-count. Besides, traditionally Intel will unlock all multipliers on HEDT platform to allow maximum level of customization.

Based on Intel’s expectations, the new eight-core Core i7 “Haswell-E” will bring 55% performance improvement over quad-core Core i7 “Haswell” processor clocked at 3.70GHz. When both frequency increases as well as increased core-count are taken into account, the Haswell-E should be over 30% faster compared to Ivy Bridge-E.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech

1 posted on 06/18/2013 9:56:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi


2 posted on 06/18/2013 9:56:54 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

3 posted on 06/18/2013 9:58:23 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So stock up on Intel stock as it will also overclock the market with great earnings from the new product lines?


4 posted on 06/18/2013 10:13:24 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great! Now we can get spammed at twice the speed!..............


5 posted on 06/18/2013 10:13:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
These advances are just mind boggling.

I can still remember settling for the EGA monitor and card because VGA was too expensive. At least later that year at a swap meet I bought an Intel Above-Board card and added 512K of extended memory. Wow.

6 posted on 06/18/2013 10:16:16 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As a PC gamer this sounds very cool but, why would anyone need (or want to pay for) this kind of horsepower for anything other than rendering 3-D graphics?


7 posted on 06/18/2013 10:16:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I thought DDR4 was an East German TV network?


8 posted on 06/18/2013 10:17:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ken in texas; Red Badger; ncfool; circlecity; Buckeye McFrog
Well,...see a related announcement ...FR Thread:

Intel Unleashes Next-Generation Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” Co-Processor.

9 posted on 06/18/2013 10:33:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: circlecity

Ever create a video? This is potentially a huge advancement in content creation speed. I’ve created 5 min drum videos where I merge myself playing and the music, and a 3ghz i7 overclocked to 3.8 takes hours to render in Photoshop Premiere.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 10:37:03 AM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
WOW Up to 16 threads!!!! Hyper Threading (16 threads for 8 cores),
11 posted on 06/18/2013 10:38:24 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: circlecity
You point out the problem that Intel's marketing department is glumly resigned in trying to get everyone excited about.

For most mundane business and personal computing chores, an enormous increase in CPU power is effectively meaningless. Installed, the desktop user's driving experience is not perceptibly different compared to the last generation's premium processor; The new turbo Porsche is fast as lightning. But hey, so was the last one, and it's still powerful enough to meeting anyone's needs. Who needs the new turbo Porsche?

You'd need to have your whole server array using these chips with peripherals that can take advantage of the memory addressing and CPU speed against an enormous implementation like querying a big sloppy SQL/Oracle database to even notice an increase in performance -- and that's assuming that clearing up clutter by reindexing and trashing old junk wouldn't do better.

12 posted on 06/18/2013 10:39:59 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: RedWing9

I consider PC video creation a form of 3D Graphics.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

“As a PC gamer this sounds very cool but, why would anyone need (or want to pay for) this kind of horsepower for anything other than rendering 3-D graphics?”


I would have to delve deeper into the specs but there are many (not enough to support such an advancement on our own) of us who use a PC/MAC for Virtual Pipe Organs some requiring 64GB of RAM and the faster the better.

Playing full Organ with high Polyphony (possibly many hundreds of virtual pipes playing simultaneously with tremulants) along with software generated reverberation for all those virtual pipes, and in some cases 10 stereo channels on some of these larger virtual organs is quite a task for the average CPU/motherboard/RAM.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: circlecity
Probably for when Oculus Rift gets perfected along with having 4k HD resolution and higher abilities. The porno industry is longing for that day, lol.
15 posted on 06/18/2013 11:04:00 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ouch... my head hurts now. :)

And to think we used to switch disk controller boards from MFM to RLL and hope you could increase the useable capacity of the drive.

16 posted on 06/18/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I take it I will still be able to only have 6-cores for a future Ivy Bridge build? If so, I’m going to have to wait until Q3 or Q4 2014 to get that 8-core goodness from Intel. Oh well.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 11:34:42 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Mr Fuji

Oops, typo in the previous post!

Ivy Bridge = Ivy Bridge-E build


18 posted on 06/18/2013 11:35:53 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Mr Fuji
WEll AMD is revving up the Visheria to 5 Ghz and calling it the 9000 series,
19 posted on 06/18/2013 11:51:18 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: circlecity

There are other uses. For work I specifically need fast build machines for compiling large amounts of software (like an Operating System). It takes my i7 (1st gen) laptop about 5 hours. I just had an i7-3930k (2nd gen, Sandy Bridge-E) machine built. It has 6 cores w/hyper threading (shows up as 12 CPU’s), Quad channel DDR3 64GB RAM, along with an SSD drive. It does the build in 20 min.

Huge time saver. ...only embarrassing part is the $35 graphics card :p

It’s pretty cool watching it crank through it all, CPU monitor showing 12 CPU’s all at 100% for almost the entire time, disk I/O isn’t a bottleneck.

Here’s a list of software that takes advantage of multi-core, http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/2024_3.html. Of course most products don’t make use of it.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 12:17:46 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: fuzzylogic
"For work I specifically need fast build machines for compiling large amounts of software"

Yes, I forgot that you programmers need a lot of horsepower for fast compiling of source code. I'll make a deal, we can go in on one of these monster machines together and you compile by day and I'll play Call of Duty on it at night. lol

21 posted on 06/18/2013 12:48:54 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Honestly, my phenom 2 940 and gtx 465 have lasted me a few years. I do a lot of PC gaming and I don’t feel the need to spend any more money on hardware until things catch up.


22 posted on 06/19/2013 4:47:46 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If I do upgrade my gaming rig anytime soon I might just spend some chump change on an FX-6300 and call it good.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 4:51:08 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Wurlitzer

Dude, I’ve never heard a virtual pipe organ. That sounds like something that would be really cool.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 7:19:47 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

“Dude, I’ve never heard a virtual pipe organ. That sounds like something that would be really cool.”


If you have a MIDI keyboard or 2, and want to try one for yourself try these MidiTzer “http://www.virtualorgan.com/Default.asp?page=64"; or Hauptwerks: “http://www.hauptwerk.com/";.

Both offer a very good FREE version. The MidiTzer is a snap to install and run while the Hauptwerks is a little more complex but also opens the door to the giant organs I spoke of in my earlier post.

On the better systems, about the only way you can tell the difference between real and virtual is there are always a few real pipes out of tune on the real organs and unless they are maintained top notch all the pipes in a given rank will not speak at the same volume. Not so on the Virtual (in Hauptwerks Advance, you can regulate the volume and pitch of every pipe in the sample set. It is quite impressive.

I also have a REAL Wurlitzer 1928 Theater Organ in my house so I can make a comparison. Real is neat and fun to talk about but a ton of work to keep running and expensive to run the 10hp 3phase blower motor. The virtual, is for every day playing.


25 posted on 06/19/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: circlecity
Your not talking the same thing. Only in the newer versions of content creation tools is the Video Card being used. Content Playback has used the video card for years because the CPU did not have the instruction set. Of late, Core i5/7 processors have been closing the gap allowing PC's without discrete graphic cards to begin to exist, for light duty in video playback. Hi-res games played at high-res falter substantially in the CPU only model - anyone would be a fool to not have a discrete card if they want to play any games released after 2010.
26 posted on 06/22/2013 8:29:45 PM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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