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Intel Haswell-E Processors Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K Specifications Revealed

Intel has introduced a lot of interesting things this year. First, Intel announced the new Intel 9 Series Chipset, giving birth to Z97 and H97-based motherboards. Then the first Intel Haswell Refresh (non K variant) where announced and made available. Now Intel is planning to do a paper launch (according to reports) of the much awaited Intel Devil’s Canyon processors during Computex. Aside from the Haswell Refresh K series, Intel is also planning to release the next generation Haswell-E processors designed for the more powerful X99 platform. Recently, I spotted an article revealing the detailed specifications of the upcoming Haswell-E processors, namely the Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K. Check out the detailed specifications below.

intel Core i7-5960x Core i7-5930k Core i7-5820k Haswell-E Specifications
UPDATE: The Intel Core Haswell-E Processors are now available. Check out below for their prices and where to buy.
UPDATE: More information about the upcoming Haswell-E processors has been revealed. See here: Intel Core i7 Haswell-E Processors Features, Specifications and Prices Revealed
UPDATE: Latest reports claim that the Intel Haswell-E processors (socket LGA2011-3) and X99 motherboards will be launched this coming August 29 already.

Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Haswell-E

To begin with, the upcoming Haswell-E will have one X-type processor or the Extreme processor, and two K-series or the unlock processors. The Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Haswell-E processor, being the flagship CPU, features a total of 8 cores / 16 threads and has Hyper Threading. It has a base clock of 3.GHz with 20MB cache and will support DDR4 memory. It will also support multiple graphics card configuration with the first two cards running at x16 speed and the third one running at x8 speed. It will also have a maximum PCI Express link speed of 8GT/s and a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 140W.

UPDATE: Below is a CPU-Z screenshot of the Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E processor. The screenshot reveals that the Core i7-5960X has a base clock speed of 3.0GHz, 140W of TDP, and has 8 cores and 18 16 threads.

Intel Core i7-5960X CPU-Z Screenshot and Specs

Intel Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K Haswell-E

The Extreme processor is followed by two Core i7 processors with unlock multipliers – the Intel Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K Haswell-E. Both processors features 6 cores / 12 threads, also with Hyper Threading, and has a base clock of 3.5GHz and 3.3GHz respectively. The Intel Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K will also support DDR4 memory and a memory frequency of 2133MHz. Both processors are somewhat the same, but they differ in the PCI Express configuration. The Core i7-5930K will have 2 x16 + 1 x8 configuration, similar with the Core i7-5960X; meanwhile the Core i7-5820K will only support 1 x16 + 1 x8 + 1 x4 multiple graphics card configuration.

It seems that the Intel Core i7-5930K will be the sweet spot processor here, unless Intel will change the specs before officially releasing it, or announce another “better” Haswell-E processor along the way.

At this point, we know that Intel will be officially announcing the X99 Chipset soon, perhaps together with the Haswell-E processors. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen an X99 motherboard being revealed or leaked yet. I’m hoping that an X99 motherboard will be revealed during Computex or perhaps during Q3 of the year.

Note: The specifications provided here by the source is still a rumor and is yet to be confirmed. Until then, the information should be taken with a grain of salt. Well, you know how rumors are.

Update: Price and Where to Buy

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 – $1,049.99
Intel Core i7-5930K – $674.99
Intel Core i7-5820K – $394.99

Source: Coolaler

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!


  1. Intel said the last thing he would do was the fourth generation of processors, and would continue like the new generation (E5) Intel Xeon.

    Fake (i7 5th generation)!

  2. For those who don’t plan to use multi gpu setup, 5820k would be the obvious choice then? since the only main difference is the extra 16x lane.

  3. If I don’t need more USB 3 ports, what’s the real advantage of the 5xxx series over the 4xxx series? Is the DDR4 memory and little jump in the cache size gonna make a real difference with CPU/GPU rendering?


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