Intel Haswell-E prices leaked; top-end Core i7-5960X for $999

Intel Haswell-E Slide Deck

Intel is all set to unveil their next generation Haswell-E HEDT platform in a few days. The Haswell-E platform consists of three processors and the all-new Intel X99 chipset which will also bring support for the latest DDR4 memory. Among all other features, this new platform is also bringing 8-core desktop processor to consumers for the first time. Prior to this, Intel delivered 6-core chips to consumers in 2010.

Intel Haswell-E Slide Deck

Intel Haswell-E Prices Leaked; 5960X for $999 & 5820K for $389

We know pretty much everything about the upcoming platform including the complete specifications of the new processors and details of a number of upcoming X99-based motherboards. Only thing that was not revealed until this point is the pricing and that’s also changing right now as VideoCardz has leaked the Haswell-E prices. They’ve got hands on a large marketing deck regarding the Haswell-E which confirms all the information apart from revealing the pricing.

 Intel Haswell-E Specifications

 Core i7-5960XCore i7-5930KCore i7-5820K
Base Clock3 GHz3.5 GHz3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock3.5 GHz3.7 GHz3.6 GHz
PCIe Configuration2×16 + 1×82×16 + 1×81×16 + 1×8 + 1×4
SocketLGA 2011-3LGA 2011-3LGA 2011-3
Memory SupportDDR4-2133DDR4-2133DDR4-2133

As expected, the top-end Core i7-5960X with 8 cores and 12 threads will be sold for $999. That’s the same price as previous top-end Intel processors. The Core i7-5930K which sits at the middle of the product stack with 6 cores and 12 threads will be sold for $583. Apart from lower core count and higher clocks, this is exactly the same processor as the Core i7-5960X. Then comes the ‘cheapest’ Haswell-E processor, the Core i7-5820K. It has 6 cores, 12 threads as its bigger brother but has slightly lower clocks. Furthermore, it has fewer PCIe lanes which means that 3-way GPU configurations aren’t really practical with this processor.

Intel Haswell-E Price

The new processors along with new motherboard and DDR4 memory will be officially announced on August 29, 2014.


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