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Leaked Intel roadmap shows Broadwell-K chips to arrive in late 2014

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Oct 21, 2013
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  1. During Intel’s recent quarterly earnings conference call, the company revealed that production of Broadwell processors has been pushed back a full quarter due to yield problems with the 14-nanometer production process. As such, the company will now start production in...

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,709   +869

    I understand the reasons for having a pre-soldered chipset but from a system builders perspective and PC gaming/PC Enthusiast perspective, its going to ruffle some feathers.
    For example, upgrading my prehistoric i7 930/X58 build is still possible, I might just slap in a 970 and crank it up to 4Ghz 24/7. After seeing games take advantage of 6 cores/12 threads and more cache, that with another 670 would make my old junker quite formidable going on half a decade old.
  3. Mavrickx888

    Mavrickx888 TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +9

    Luckily, it looks like they were only planning this move for low-end variations of Broadwell. Sources have confirmed that socketed CPU solutions are on the horizon for Intel at least through 2016. It's annoying either way, to say the least.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,976   +2,870

    Sure your build is archaic by today's standards but it's still relevant and capable. No reason to trash it.
  5. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    I agree. You don't need to have the latest components or spend a ton of money just to have a good experience gaming on pc. Case in point:

    I built a rig for my bro with a Xeon x3230 (q6700) [$45-eBay auction] in a GA-P43T-ES3G Gigabyte board that supports DDR3 [$35 eBay used]. I put some copper heatsinks on the mosfets, mounted a GeminII S524 (cools vrm & northbridge) [$30 - amazon] and cranked that ***** up to 10multi x 360fsb or, 3.6GHz @1.5v (w/ vdroop mod) I paired it with 8GB of cl8 1333 ram [40 - ebay] and an msi 650 ti boost [$110 (after coupon and rebate)- newegg], powered by an 520w Antec neo-eco 520c [$40 - newegg] used some older parts I had laying around 500GB SATA HDD, $20 case, and IDE DVD drive, and for around $375 total cost, he has a very solid budget gaming system. I have yet to see the processor be a significant bottleneck for that gpu in any game he plays at 1920x1080.

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