Rumor: Intel Broadwell CPUs delayed until late 2014

By Scorpus ยท 25 replies
Feb 14, 2014
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  1. It appears Intel's upcoming 'Broadwell' processors are in for another delay. According to a recent report, the first wave of Broadwell processors won't land until the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks in part to the "slow digestion" of current-generation 'Haswell' CPU...

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    It's hard for someone that bought a 2nd or 3rd generation core to get a 4th, the improvements are so small that it doesnt make sense unless you have a fat wallet.
    wildrage likes this.
  3. And it gets worse due to the lack of processing power on their laptops i7 processors, its a rip off, the market its full of machines with regular-mediocre performance and really high for me its an excuse to drain more money
  4. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    Will my i7-2600K Sandy ever get old? I think it was the last major jump...Owell saves me money but I like to upgrade when there is something worth upgrading too. Sounds like the upcoming releases aren't any better. They are focusing to much on energy savings and not on performance. Come on AMD catch up and kick intel into high gear!!!
    Jad Chaar, Gopal Bhat and H3llion like this.
  5. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 TS Enthusiast Posts: 40

    If you have Sandy Bridge, you should not be buying CPUs for their performance anyway. The next gen of CPUs that makes sense for you will be the ones probably after Skylake. CPU innovation is happening mostly in performance/watt, I/O features, and other small, though cumulatively relevant, quality-of-life improvements.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Im more interesting in the Haswell-E series coming this year as that will likely be my next upgrade. Sad enough if you own a Sandy-Ivy processor theres almost no reason to upgrade to Haswell.

    I want to hear more about the 8 Core CPU coming!
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    I'm more interested in breaking the 4ghz barrier than extra cores.
  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Arrggghhhh just bring decent SATA standards already!!! The wait continues!
  9. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    For a complete new build Haswell makes sense.
  10. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    Almost every site that directly compares Haswell to Ivy Bridge concedes that Ivy Bridge is the most efficient power per watt, and Haswell has advantages of 5%, clock for clock, in very select software categories. The only reason Haswell should even be considered is for the features of the newer Motherboards. The CPUs themselves are not better, and sometimes worse (if you're looking to build a power efficient system,) than Ivy Bridge.
  11. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    But the equivalent Haswell CPU is around 5% faster than Ivy Bridge? So it is a bit like sport cars. Performance verses power efficiency. I want performance.
  12. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    I'm just over here with my Vishera enjoying the money I saved while still playing the latest demanding games.
  13. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I was considering AMD as I originally intended to build a budget PC. At the time it was a toss up between the I3 or AMD. In that segment AMD makes sense. However my wife decided she wanted to get an Apple laptop but in the end bought an iMac. From that point onwards I decided I needed a PC with better specs than her, so I then settled on the I5.
  14. Intel! Gimme moarr coorreeeesss!!! :D
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah it seems like they have given up on increasing desktop performance :(. Mobile is where the money is at currently. Too bad AMD isnt taking too advantage of the situation :(. Hopefully "steamroller" doesnt disappoint.
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Not really, it's just that Intel's bifurcation of the product lines is more pronounced now that low-power processing and silicon fabrication costs play a large part in corporate strategy. Provide a thread optimized software environment and the performance isn't that stagnant
    Along with the enterprise sector where code is generally better thread optimized, performance per watt/thread, and absolute performance per node are still desirous
    You talking about Kaveri - it's already here. AMD's FX line is slated to remain Piledriver (32nm) based through this year.
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Wow! I think the last time I heard the term, "bifurcation" used in a sentence, was by Jeremy Irons in, "Dead Ringers".

    EDIT: Never mind, that was "trifurcated".....:eek:
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Trust you to reference a film about's not even Valentine's Day!
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  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Well, it technically was only 3 days ago. Way back when I was a younger, more promiscuous tom, Velentine's Day was usually celebrated with an eight ball, and went on longer than Chanukah.
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  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    We are probably one post away from official censure for thread derail. Wait for the C & D !

    / Almost wrote D & C ! Still got Dead Ringers in my mind. Sticky situation averted! Whew!
    captaincranky likes this.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    And remember, if you experience a derailed thread lasting more than four hours, be sure to call a moderator
  22. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    Have I ever told you guys that I like potatoes?
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    No,you haven't.

    But if you want maximum dispersion and awareness, you should slap that little tidbit into your profile.....!

    On to business. If you'll take notice, the caption of this thread includes the word, "rumor". So, a possibly predictable, maybe typical, progression of comments would be thus.

    "I'm not buying a Broadwell"

    "That's stupid, I'm getting one as soon as they come out".

    "Intel is screwing up, they should have designed it to suit me".

    "My i7-4770 is as fast as any of that junk they're going to release".

    So much furor a "rumor", could possibly unleash! In the end, everybody would have the same opinion as when it started. Nothing would be, "solved", and very little would be gained.

    But I suppose, the thread would be about a "technical subject", so that makes it OK. Bear in mind, (IMHO), that an "opinion" about a technical subject, never fully translates to a, "technical discussion".

    And even posting something as innocuous as, "I like potatoes", in the hands of an A-hole like captaincranky (*), could be turned into an ethnic slur.....(sic)...."Does this thread come with Pah-TaY- Tahs"?

    (If you feel the need for speed, try that on St. Patrick's Day, in a crowed bar).

    (*) Now see what TS has done to me? It's got me referring to myself in the third person;).
  24. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah but Kaveri doesnt combat the high end Intel line.
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Nor would any FX :p

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