Intel to launch Haswell just days before Computex on June 2

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
We all know that Haswell is the successor to current generation Ivy Bridge CPUs but up to this point, we haven’t had a date to circle on our calendar for its arrival. That’s all changing now according to a new...

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PC nerd

TS Booster
By time I've saved enough for a whole new rig, Haswell will be out.

i5-4670K sounds like my kinda ****.
 
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Guest

Only PCIe 2.0? Would it really have broken the bank for them to use 3.0 as standard now? It's not like it's only just come out.
 

Adhmuz

TechSpot Paladin
"and eight PCIe 2.0 lanes." This is where they lost me, at least you could put PCIe 3.0, or 16 lanes of 2.0. It's concerning considering the X58 chipset had 40 lanes and that came out over 4 years ago now. Glad to see six USB 3.0 and Sata 6Gbps ports, but its strange no PCIe 3.0.
 

veLa

TS Evangelist
I'd care but the new socket requirement and lack of PCIe 3.0 puts me off. Intel's updates are so small it's clear they're playing it slow and soaking up the cash since AMD can't challenge.
 

Zeromus

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havok585

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Only PCIe 2.0? Would it really have broken the bank for them to use 3.0 as standard now? It's not like it's only just come out.
The platform will also use a new chipset known as Lynx Point which includes up to 14 USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 / SATA 6Gbps ports and eight PCIe 2.0 lanes.

Learn to ****ing read ! Chipset, not CPU, u can choose whatever mobo u want with support for PCI-E 3.0 or 2.0!
 

Teko03

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I still have a Sandy Bridge 2500k, not really sure if it's worth the upgrade yet. Plus I'll have to replace my motherboard & possibly memory.
 

Holyscrap

TS Enthusiast
I still have a Sandy Bridge 2500k, not really sure if it's worth the upgrade yet. Plus I'll have to replace my motherboard & possibly memory.
yea your cpu should be good for a couple of years still. I have been thinking of upgrading my i7 920 to haswell but I will w8 and see about the dreaded temperature flaw that plagued ivy bridge (something to do with soldering)
 

MrBungle

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Is it me or is CPU tech all but irrelevant any more? Seems like the platform upgrades are more compelling than the processor. I have a 2600K and the 3770K wasn't much faster, looking like the 4770K is only going to be a modest speed bump over that. The only real benefits that I would gain from upgrading is PCIe 3.0, a little faster RAM, and some other mainly chipset/connectivity centric improvements.
 
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Guest

I guess the prices will drop for 3rd generation processors... then I'll buy that one...anyways its around 10% jump from 3rd to4th generation...:cool: