At Computex 2014, Intel has officially launched and detailed their Devil's Canyon and Pentium Anniversary Edition processors which it first announced back in March. Focused on enthusiast PC builders, all three new Haswell-based CPUs have fully unlocked multipliers and are designed with overclocking in mind.
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Intel is preparing to strike back by bolstering their 2nd generation Core processors even further. Today marks the arrival of Sandy Bridge-E and three new processors which include the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition, Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3820.
The flagship Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is powered by the new X79/LGA2011 platform supporting quad channel memory and up to 40 lanes of PCIe 2.0 bandwidth.
All in all, 14 new desktop CPUs are being launched today spanning the Core i7, i5 and i3 series, in addition to 15 mobile processors and several more supporting chipsets. Read on for our full analysis.