Intel Beat PC Market Estimates And Confirm Broadwell Is Shipping This Year

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 5:30 PM

Intel has announced its Q2 earnings, smashing the estimates given by analysts and beating the PC market expectations.

The chip giant published massive profits of $2.8 billion from a total revenue of $13.8 billion, up 40% in comparison to the same period last year. Intel also announced that its next-generation Broadwell chips were beginning to ship to hardware manufacturers, on track for a holiday 2014 launch...

Despite news often to the contrary in the PC sector, Intel boasted strong sales to businesses. "The installed base of PCs that are at least four years old is now roughly 600 million units, and we are seeing clear signs of a refresh in the enterprise and small and medium businesses," said Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich in a conference call.

Somewhat surprisingly Intel also revealed that Chromebooks account for almost 6% of all laptops sold in 2014, suggesting a growing popularity for the basic Chrome OS-powered devices.

It’s in the high-end processors that the real interest lies though, with the upcoming 14nm Broadwell chips expected to be available towards the end of the year. Following on from here, the next-generation Skylake architecture is due in 2015

The news comes hot on the heels of last weekend’s piece that the PC gaming hardware market is worth twice the entire console market combined. More gamers picking up mid to high-range builds was cited as the reason, while the PC gaming market continues to grow at a rapid rate.

Do you feel like PC gaming is on the up right now? Are you going to pick up a Broadwell processor or are you holding out for Skylake next year? Let us know!

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00:43 Jul-18-2014

"Somewhat surprisingly Intel also revealed that Chromebooks account for almost 6% of all laptops sold in 2014, suggesting a growing popularity for the basic Chrome OS-powered devices."


okay, why Chrome OS and not just Linux ? like Ubuntu...
damn all these google-addicted people

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17:58 Jul-18-2014

Chrome OS is slimmed down to do what a regular person would do on a laptop only, means- no viruses cause info is stored server side, low spec requirement,=cheap laptop (100$),= easy to replace/recover data, AND has proper full customer surport from Google.


Ubuntu on the other hand has all the downfalls windows has for a regular user.

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21:35 Jul-18-2014

lolwhat?
both ChromeOS and Ubuntu are built on Linux base, there are plenty better Linux distros (Arch-based Manjaro, Debian-based Mint)
Windows is completely different thing.

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21:37 Jul-18-2014

I guess people are lazy and scared to try Linux distros, advantage of ChromeOS is the direct hardware optimization+drivers for exact specs, so it's much easier for casual users :)

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11:39 Jul-17-2014

i always wondered why intel doesn't make good GPU like they know how to make a good processor why they can't make a good graphic card is it so hard

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17:26 Jul-17-2014

They are focusing on the APU and for good reason, they have a distinct advantage on a mobile platform. Most mobiles don't have discrete GPUs in them, so an APU will handle their needs. Also HD 4600 is pretty nice.

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10:51 Jul-17-2014

my CPU is good enough for next 2 years for me and my pocket :)

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09:56 Jul-17-2014

this is not good for us gamers,really guys think about it.if intel doesnt get any competition from amd,they will price their processors any how they want to.it will be a disaster for the gaming community as a whole,specially the middle class budget gamers like us.

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10:37 Jul-17-2014

I think AMD will release new CPU maybe 2015 once there 20nm production is complete. That is why they cant release new GPU's as well.

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09:52 Jul-17-2014

Yeah its shipping this year but only in limited numbers and low power only
If you wait for i5/i7 broadwell, you can expect some Q2 2015

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09:31 Jul-17-2014

Will stick with the FX-6300 till i see performance of skylake cpus, till then I don't think I will upgrade my cpu.

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08:22 Jul-17-2014

Ha ha the price is going to be sky high, I don't have that much money to spend on only cpu :|

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05:55 Jul-17-2014

"Intel Beat PC Market Estimates And Confirm Broadwell Is Shipping This Year"


so free Intel CPUs for all ?!


:D

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05:17 Jul-17-2014

I can't help but feel that, if AMD had released another FX line of products, they'd have put a dent in that profit figure.

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04:34 Jul-17-2014

Meh, My Fx 6300 Is doing just fine

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09:13 Jul-17-2014

Pretty much, my little brother could play any games smoothly with Fx-6300.
Of coursed should be paired with good GPU.

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13:11 Jul-17-2014

Insane rig xP

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13:31 Jul-17-2014

Lol too bad this isn't my PC though.

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13:40 Jul-17-2014

I knew it, 2560×1080 sucks haha ×Đ
such rig would deserve 3840×1440 :))

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15:42 Jul-17-2014

Same here there isn't a game(except Arma II multiplayer modded servers) that my fx 6300 can't play 60fps+ if my gpu is good enough :D

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04:14 Jul-17-2014

I'll be getting GTX 780 this month don't know which processor I chose i5 4570 or 4590.

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08:02 Jul-17-2014

Well i5 4590 is little better but it costs same as 4570 so take i5 4590

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10:50 Jul-17-2014

Thanks bro , can you help me to choose good graphics card i can't decide from Sapphire r9 290 Tri-X or Asus GTX 780 DCU II OC.

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04:02 Jul-17-2014

AMD where u with ur fx or phenom we need some new ones instead of APUs

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06:55 Jul-17-2014

I'm sure they're watching Intel's moves, i could only predict either later this year or sometime next year they may launch chips to compete with broadwell. Btw, is AMD still continue making the Phenom chips? As far as i know the Phenom brand is literally old and maybe dead .

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09:20 Jul-17-2014

I was saying make the new phenoms and literally where are the steamroller Fx Amd has gone over their heads and are releasing new steamroller APU and are releasing FX in 2015 I mean really.

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19:16 Jul-17-2014

Well if they have to make new Phenoms, it would have to be similar to the APUs or some FX chips without a integrated GPUs which i doubt would happen because just like Intel, AMD is moving ahead creating new chips but with new names and new architect but we'll see.

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10:33 Jul-17-2014

AMD is still in the game they are just waiting for the 20nm so that they can work a new line of CPU's and GPU processors.

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02:34 Jul-17-2014

Still happy with my i7 2600k i just upgraded my GPU to GTX 760 and Motherboard to Z77 chipset and couldnt be any happier. Maybe another 2 years before i will upgrade to Haswell. It is still very expensive here in the Philippines

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04:57 Jul-17-2014

hnd nmn masyado pre, you just need to find the right shops, some has lower prices.

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10:30 Jul-17-2014

Hehe oi pinoy. Mahal din pre considering the performance gain i get from 2600k to i7 4770k. Hindi naman ganun nagkakalayo at mapapansin kung di ka tlga mapanuri haha.

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23:46 Jul-16-2014

Well I have a laptop because I travel a lot and having a mobile gaming station was clearly the best idea for the kind of lifestyle I live. On the other hands, I never use my laptop' on battery, so I don't feel like I'll need to upgrade.

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22:04 Jul-16-2014

I've got a B85 motherboard. That means I can't upgrade to Broadwell, unless I change motherboard, right?

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20:34 Jul-16-2014

I upgraded from a 3rd gen i5 dual to a 4th gen i7 quad and the batt life is the same. I'm already impressed with what their doing. If Broadwell uses the same slots, I might upgrade in the future, but it will be a long time until then.

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20:02 Jul-16-2014

Might see how well it perform first, but the most important part for gaming PC is still the GPU.
So if you already have a decent CPU, then you might spend the money for getting a much better GPU.

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19:06 Jul-16-2014

What should we expect from Broadwell? And what about Skylake? Besides its 14nm architecture and inflated prices.

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20:01 Jul-16-2014

As far as I know Broadwell is just a shrunk Haswell with little to no performance boost, but with better power consumption, and about skyline noe skylake, it will have 512 bit FPUs upgraded from the 256 bit FPUs on the current and broadwell CPUs. That's what I've read anyways. Hope I helped :)

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20:44 Jul-16-2014

thx dude! Broadwell doesn't sounds appealing for me... Even with a lot of people hyping about it... and, 'till now, I don't see really why.

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20:57 Jul-16-2014

I suppose it will be leap forward for MACbooks, tablets and portable stuff like that :)

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21:08 Jul-16-2014

That makes sense. Less power consumption, better battery life. I was reading that with these guys, they can put better screen res. in portable stuff, e.g.

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06:27 Jul-17-2014

Well it should help push forward the leap to 14nm for other things as well, and that's part of why alot of people are excited. Not for the actual CPU per-say but for 14nm becoming more of a standard.

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06:29 Jul-17-2014

So, would that means that broadwell chips would be sold at a bit cheaper price than haswell chips?

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12:47 Jul-17-2014

Meeeeh that doesn't soud like Intel.

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18:40 Jul-16-2014

Well im not waiting so im gonna be getting the 4790K later this month :D

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18:48 Jul-16-2014

you wouldn't see a worthy improvement from 4790K or even 4770K, I believe biggest improvement could be TDP and power consumption which nobody cares about using desktop gaming beast =Đ

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20:05 Jul-16-2014

:D. Cant wait til i can play BF4 without getting FPs dips :P Made a deal with dad too to that he will pay a little towards my upgrade if he can have this current 760k :D

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21:37 Jul-16-2014

Are you really getting i7 4790K?If you are just going to play games then it is waste of money.i5 4690K would be enogh

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21:44 Jul-16-2014

well i was going to get the i5 but after my dad said hed pay money for me to give him my old stuff the i7 is costing ME around the same as the i5 would have if he wasnt to give me money for it :P

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18:13 Jul-16-2014

Bring it on my z97 motherboard is ready! Great news for pc users and gamers. I really did hate when people said pc was going to die because of smartphones and tablets (sigh)

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19:05 Jul-16-2014

I thonk boardwell needs x99 chipset

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19:15 Jul-16-2014

Nope my board fully supports the fifth generation
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VII_GENE/overview/

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20:19 Jul-16-2014

Z97 should be fine :)

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05:49 Jul-17-2014

which socket type will it use?

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16:19 Jul-17-2014

Broadwell
LGA 1150 (I5,i7 etc)
rPGA 947
BGA 1364
LGA 2011-3

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