Report: Haswell-E, X99, DDR4 to Arrive August 29

Considering the flood of X99 motherboard reveals we've been covering lately, it's somewhat refreshing to hear something about the Haswell-E CPUs themselves. We already have a good idea of the CPU’s specifications, but we weren’t sure about a release date yet. Now, Hermitage Akihabara, a Japanese website, has posted a new release date.

We expect three CPUs to arrive: The Core i7-5820K, the Core i7-5930K, and the Core i7-5960X. Rumored specifications are in the table.

CPU

Cores/Threads

Frequency

L3 Cache

PCI-Express Lanes

TDP

Expected Price

i7-5820K

6 / 12

3.3 GHz

15 MB

28

140 W

$400

i7-5930K

6 / 12

3.5 GHz

15 MB

40

140 W

$600

i7-5960X

8 / 16

3.0 GHz

20 MB

40

140 W

$1000+

Originally we expected the Haswell-E CPUs along with the accompanying X99 motherboards and DDR4 memory to debut sometime mid-September. As it turns out, the platform launch could be a little sooner than expected, with the official availability of parts possibly taking place on Friday, August 29. This is still a rumor, but August 29 is a lot more specific than “mid-September”, and a number of product releases are also pointing towards the end of August as a release date. For now, let’s just wait and see.

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  • ImperialistMillitant
    Thanks Intel for crippling the i7 5820k so I cannot run two GPU's in 16 lane configurations. This deliberate crippling and waste of technology for sake of market segregation is ruining technological potential.
    This is why aliens wont talk to us.
  • skilltim
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    Thanks Intel for crippling the i7 5820k so I cannot run two GPU's in 16 lane configurations. This deliberate crippling and waste of technology for sake of market segregation is ruining technological potential.
    This is why aliens wont talk to us.


    I think you'll find that running two GPU's is a waste of technology.