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Intel Broadwell-E reportedly delayed to 2016, Skylake-S already sampling

By Scorpus
Oct 23, 2014
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  1. With every launch of a new architecture, Intel likes to release a set of enthusiast parts that typically hit the market a year after the standard-grade SKUs. Recently, for example, we saw the launch of the Haswell-E line-up around a year...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I am kind of confused and not up-to date: is Skylake the integration after Broadwell or is it Broadwell for desktops?

    As for Broadwell-E though, it sounds very underwhelming. It seems very much like Ivy Bridge-E: a mostly unchanged CPU with a manufacturing process change.
     
  3. SuperVeloce

    SuperVeloce TS Booster Posts: 133   +34

    Skylake-S is destined to be a first new architecture after Hasswell and Broadwell. Broadwell for desktop is still pending as far as I know.
    Broadwell-e was never meant to be a big upgrade as it follows Intel tick-tock cadence. It is something to be expected for the last 8 years or so.
    Actually Ivy bridge on workstation/server side is more efficient and with more cores available than sandy, only ivy-e buyers were left out of this core count enlargement...
     
  4. I'm definitely the minority, but dang, how much faster can these future processors be?

    With the rise of SSD's slowly closing the bottleneck cap of computers, I'm not sure how much more cores or "new architectural" processing power one would need for daily tasks.
     
  5. I'm sure someone said something like that 20 odd years ago too. Aren't you glad no one listened to them?
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    With the popularity and availability of relatively low priced consumer devices that can record 4k video, there is definitely a demand for more processing power. I'm sure there are many more examples that could be given, that was just the first obvious one to me.
     
  7. Hahaha. That's why I said I'm the minority right? :)

    I still use my Q6600 in my Dell Optiplex since '07 and see no reason in upgrading anytime soon. It's a great chip and does everything I throw at it. I haven't tried processing 4k video with it, but while I'm sure it won't do it faster than these can, it will probably still get the job done, which is all the average consumer needs. They don't need to spend over 2-3K building around these E-series chip for it. Most of them probably won't know or tell the difference.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    Let's face it, the family SUV doesn't need 300 horsepower. But next years model will need 310, just to give people the flimsiest of excuses to not be able to live without it.

    In many cases, upscaled DVD compares favorably with Blu-Ray, so how could you possibly live without 4K when it becomes available on a credit card?

    People are starting to talk about phone screens being too large. Apple should run with this, and offer the iPhone 7 with a smaller screen, corresponding to a $100.00 bump up in price.

    IMHO, most people confuse being tech savvy, with being hopelessly addicted tech junkies.

    So, I'll see your "minority opinion", and raise you mine....;)
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    I'm using a C2D e6400 so you are ahead of me. However I have used Premiere to try and deal with 1080p from my GoPro and its a joke. I'm finally financially in a position to build new and I plan on doing that soon.. Maybe I can wait another few weeks for Black Friday specials (perhaps a cheap SSD?).
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    No surprise here. I have an E7300 / P-45 rig, (about the same as yours, but 45nm). Photoshop Elements 7 stops it cold. You try to import photos and you might as well break for lunch. Now we're at an Ivy Bridge i3-3225 + a Velociraptor for the system drive. It makes way better progress but, Adobes mud on top of mud, off shore programming, still strains it a bit. (Adobe never really fixes things with PSE, they just release a new version, over top of the old bugs).
     

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