It wasn't a big secret really, but over in Asia the launch date for the new X99 motherboards and Core i7 5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K have been leaked. The release date 'should' be on the 29th of August, 2014 according to Hermitage Akihabara. Interesting is that they also have photo's online.
Recently the website Coolaler already posted an article with details and specifications of three of the upcoming Haswell-E processors, namely the Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K.
And keep in mind, the following is are speculated
Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Haswell-E
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.
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.
Of course everything is speculation up-to this point, Intel ahs not shared any information.
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