New details emerge on Intel's upcoming Haswell CPU

By Shawn Knight
Aug 22, 2012
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  1. Intel released Ivy Bridge earlier this year and although we aren't expecting its successor until next year, it's never too early to discuss when more details emerge. CPU World claims to have the latest on the package options we can……

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  2. likedamaster

    likedamaster TechSpot Member Posts: 80   +12

    *Yawn* Call me when they finally get the 8-cores in.
  3. @ likedamaster
    Lol! You are acting pretty smug aren't you? There already are CPUs with even up to 10 cores by Intel which are the Xeon series. However, HOW many software nowadays for CONSUMERS actually does a good job of taking advantage of even 6 cores and not to mention 8, or even 10 cores? Not very many so there's really no benefit right now until more software developers at least take advantage of 4 cores. There are quite a bit of software that does but it's not "typical" yet.
  4. Call you when they get 8 cores. Yan. Call me when they get 48 cores.
  5. *Yawn* Call me when that 1,000-core is being manufactured for consumers.
  6. Show me a 6+ core CPU out of intel for ~$200. I think I'll be waiting a long time with AMD effectively out of the high performance CPU game.

    [Given, I'm sure haswell will improve ipc across the board, but the only reason we haven't seen 6+ core cpus for $200 is because AMD doesn't have its act together.]
  7. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 941   +94

    [Intel] Show me a stock 4.0GHz clock speed and an architecture that has support and optimizations for RAM frequencies over DDR3 1600MHz. It's good to know I don't need more than 1600MHz as far as saving money goes, but give me a reason to upgrade and I'll jump on it.
  8. Zeromus

    Zeromus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    Yeah, what an uninformed individual. Unless this guy likes gaming while he runs a web server.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,685   +870

    I dont get why intel keeps focusing on the graphics... just let nvidia do that and just make cpus. crap graphics are taking over the industry... intel is trying to sell crappy graphics in ultrabooks for >800
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,751   +1,421

    Seriously just because nVidia and AMD makes better dedicated graphics doesn't mean Intel should stop making better integrated graphics with their CPU's. Intel's integrated graphics is more than enough graphical power for some people. As long as Intel can keep up with production environment, I see no reason why they should try competing with nVidia and AMD dedicated graphics. At least Intel is raising the minimum performance bar with each integrated graphical performance boost.
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +638

    There are none...

    However for the enthusiast, a 10% CPU performance (clock-for-clock) increase, the addition of AVX2 and FMA3, instruction sets, and transactional memory support promise a reasonable speed up over Ivy Bridge.
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,685   +870


    true true. but still, I feel that all these graphical additions will just reduce battery life. they should focus more on making more efficient cpus and then move to gpu. but yeah this is a good step
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +638

    Ivy Bridge fixed TDP's are 45, 55 and 65w. Haswell's fixed TDP parts are 37, 47 or 57w (I.e. an 8 watt lowering across the board) Programmable TDP parts should be at or lower than IB ( 14W cTDP down, 17W nominal, 25W cTDP up) for the ULV parts.
  14. Yes yes yes. And all while this happens people will try to sell you expensive service's through a cloud medium, so unnecessary as you wait a year and your personal computer can out perform a data centre, it doesn't make much sense, especially in the video game sector.

    my two cents anyways
  15. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    ditto

    :)


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