The next generation Intel Haswell-E HEDT processors are what PC enthusiasts and high end desktop users have been waiting for. The Intel Haswell-E includes the Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition, followed by the Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K. A lot of us are eager to know more about these new processors including the upcoming X99 motherboards, specially those who are planning to upgrade their desktop to the next level of performance. Recently, VideoCardz.com revealed a lot of presentation slides regarding the upcoming Haswell-E processors including its price and other juicy information. Check out the features, specifications and prices of the Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K below.
UPDATE: The Intel Core Haswell-E Processors are now available. Check out below for their prices and where to buy.
Intel Core i7 Haswell-E High End Desktop Processors Features
The Intel Core i7 Haswell-E processors are expected to be officially announced this coming August 29, 2014, together with the Intel X99 motherboards. The Intel Haswell-E features a new LGA 2011-v3 socket, and new Intel X99 Chipset with upgrade I/O capabilities. It is the first desktop platform to support the quad channel DDR4 memory and the first to have an 8 Core processor.
Meanwhile the X99 Chipset supports a maximum of 10 SATA 3.0 ports with speeds of up to 6Gb/s, is Thunderbolt ready, and supports BCLK overclocking. It also supports 14 High Speed USB, Intel Integrated 10/100/1000 MAC, Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel High Definition Audio and more.
It looks like we will see significant performance difference between the new Core i7 Haswell-E / X99 system from its predecessor, the Ivy Bridge-E and X79 systems.
Intel Core i7-5960X Features and Specs
The Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition features a base clock speed of 3.0GHz and a Turbo frequency of up to 3.5GHz. It features 8 Cores and 16 Threads, and a 20MB Cache. It has 40 lanes PCI-Express 3.0 lanes that can support x16 / x16 / x8 multiple graphics cards configuration. It supports the latest and next generation DDR4 memory modules in 4 channels and speeds from DDR4-2133. It has a Thermal Design Power of 140W which is slightly higher compared to its Ivy Bridge-E processor, and features an LGA 2011-v3 socket that is not backwards compatible with the previous LGA2011.
The Intel Core i7-5960X processor also features 22nm Tri-Gate 3-D Transistors with a transistor count of 2.6 billion and a die size of 17.6mm x 20.2mm. The Core i7-5960X Extreme processor is recommended for users who are planning to install multiple graphics card on their system, and who are planning to do some serious computing.
Intel Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K Features and Specs
The Intel Core i7-5930K sits between the Extreme edition and the cheaper i7-5820K. It has a base clock speed of 3.5GHz with Turbo Frequency of up to 3.7GHz, and 15MB Cache. It has 6 Cores and 12 Threads and has 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, like the Extreme CPU. It also supports quad channel DDR4-2133 memory, socket LGA 2011-v3 and has a Thermal Design Power of 140W. Since it also has 40 lanes, it can support x16 / x16 / x8 multiple graphics card configuration. And this CPU is best for users who are planning to install multiple graphics card, but doesn’t need the performance of the Core i7-5960X Extreme CPUs.
Meanwhile, the Intel Core i7-5820K seems to be the sweet spot for users who want to build a high end desktop while staying on the budget. It features a base clock speed of 3.3GHz, with Turbo speed of up to 3.6GHz. It also has 6 Cores and 12 Thread, and a 15MB Cache just like the Core i7-5930K. It also supports quad channel DDR4-2133 memory and has 140W TDP. The main difference is that the Core i7-5820K comes only with 28 PCI-E 3.0 lanes. This means that it can only do x16 / x8 / x4 for multiple graphics card. This CPU is best for users who are planning to use a single GPU only.
Intel Liquid Cooling TS13X
Since the new Intel Haswell-E processors are expected to run hotter, Intel has also a high performance thermal solution for the enthusiasts – the Intel Liquid Cooling TS13X. It features a 120mm PWM fan with speeds of up to 2,200 RPM, and 73.84 CFM. It has a radiator size of 150mm x 118mm x 37mm and uses a Propylene Glycol as its cooling liquid.
The Intel Liquid Cooling TS13X is sold separately with an estimated retail price of around $85-$100 USD. It is also compatible with socket LGA 2011-v3, LGA 2011, LGA 1366, and LGA 115x.
Price and Availability
The Intel Core i7 5960X is expected to have a retail price of $999, meanwhile the Intel Core i7 5930K is priced at $583, and finally the Intel Core i7 5820K comes with a retail price of $389. All three CPUs are expected to become available after August 29, 2014, together with the X99 motherboards. Fortunately, the DDR4 memory modules, like the G.Skill Ripjaws 4, were announced and released earlier, and are already available to order in some popular online stores today.
UPDATE: The Intel Core i7 Haswell-E processors for socket LGA 2011-v3 X99 motherboard are now available. Below are their respective prices and where you can buy them.
Intel Core i7-5960X – see best price here.
Intel Core i7-5930K – see best price here.
Intel Core i7-5820K – see best price here.
Meanwhile check out these X99 motherboards from the different manufacturers:
Gigabyte X99 UD7 WIFI Ultra Durable
Gigabyte X99 SOC Force
Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI
ASRock FATAL1TY X99M Killer Micro ATX
Asus X99 Deluxe Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer
MSI X99S XPOWER AC
MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC
MSI X99S SLI Plus