Intel Leak Suggests DDR4 Compatible Haswell-E X99 Chipsets Next Year

Written by lakewashoceanbath on Wed, Jun 5, 2013 11:53 AM

Intel don't seem to be hanging around - a leaked roadmap of the processors puts the recently released Haswell processors being "refreshed" half way through 2014.

It won't be long after the refresh that the 14nm Broadwell chips are planned for release, which will of course need a new, dedicated socket...

There seems to have been a leaked roadmap from a Chinese website called VR-Zone, which shows some interesting details about future Haswell-E and Broadwell CPU platforms. 

We know that the Ivy Bridge-E CPUs will release in Q3 this year, and will be compatible with the LGA 2011 socket. Even before that release we're hearing information about the Haswell-E CPU's, with an estimated release date of Q3/Q4 2014. 

Currently, not much is known about the X99 CPUs, but we can be sure that they will support SATA Express. Also, the X99 Haswell-E CPUs will probably be backwards compatible with the LGA 2011 socket, as well as be compatible with the LGA 2011-3 socket. This new X99 platform is also probably going to be the first set of CPUs to bring DDR4 support to the market. 

There are a few possiblities:

1. Intel makes LGA 2011-3 motherboards with DDR4 support; Haswell-E is backwards compatible with LGA 2011, but LGA 2011 won't support DDR4.

2. Haswell-E WON'T be backwards compatible with LGA 2011, but will support DDR4.

3. Haswell-E won't be backwards compatible with LGA 2011 or support DDR4 - this is the worst case scenario, and probably won't happen, but we can't say for sure.

What are your thoughts on the timing of the releases, is Intel rushing the entire process? How much longer can we keep shrinking CPU's? Tell us below!

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05:08 Jun-06-2013

I'm not really a Intel Fan but DDR4 that's gonna be fast for sure.

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05:57 Jun-06-2013

Yeah. I'm thinking about switching over when Broadwell comes out, but I'll wait to see what AMD has to offer. I've always loved AMD CPUs.

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09:22 Jun-06-2013

Nice Rig mate.

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23:09 Jun-06-2013

Beast...noone does afford any over 1000$ GPU's in europe.

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21:48 Jun-05-2013

I was gonna upgrade my motherboard and case a couple of months from now? If I do that I won't be able to use DDR4 RAM in the future, right? Nor will I be able to use the new CPU's? So is it worth it for now?

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22:13 Jun-05-2013

Maybe you should wait for the new DDR4 Mobos and cpu's

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02:04 Jun-06-2013

They're only gonna come out Q3 2014?

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04:00 Jun-06-2013

And by the way, will this be necessary for gaming next year? Will the performance boost be considerable? Because I was really planning on upgrading my hardware later this year.

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05:43 Jun-06-2013

Its a whole new technology it may have a kind of boost.

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20:45 Jun-05-2013

ok so should i get the FX-8120 i have been thinking about getting and upgrade my motherboard with it OR should i wait and save up for this CPU and get the DDR4 ram?

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20:55 Jun-05-2013

Depends...
If you are playing games only you should wait for this
If you are using demanding programs(Sony vegas,After effects)you better get the FX its still suitable for gaming too.

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21:25 Jun-05-2013

um.... I do both I play games and use Sony Vegas, UDK, Creation Kit, ect.

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21:32 Jun-05-2013

You better the FX one its going to help on your work and on your gaming
I recomend you the FX 8350 thus there not much diffrence in price with the one you suggested

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22:29 Jun-06-2013

thinking about getting the 8320 manly cause its the same price as 8120 but .5Ghz higher.

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23:00 Jun-06-2013

The 8320 is really good. It overclocks like a beast. I have it a 4.2ghz now, but I can shove it up to 4.7ghz if I want to.

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23:04 Jun-06-2013

thanks. what CPU cooler do you recommend?

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23:08 Jun-06-2013

I recommend Xigmatek i was really satisfied
Its available for all modern sockets

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23:13 Jun-06-2013

any model in particular?

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23:52 Jun-06-2013

I personally like either Phanteks or Xigmatek. The Phanteks PH-TC14PE is the best cooler I have ever owned, but it is HUGE! I have also had really good luck with the XIGMATEK Dark Knight II.

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23:53 Jun-06-2013

ok thanks.

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17:55 Jun-05-2013

So for someone with mine cpu should wait for 2014 then upgrade, right ?

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18:16 Jun-05-2013

yeah, and maybe you'll save up enough money for a new GPU+CPU

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09:34 Jun-06-2013

id say upgrade the CPU now. you GPU is still powerful enough, actually 560ti was my dream GPU last year [ i did'nt know much about GPU's then

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23:12 Jun-06-2013

I have one too.I bought it for 300 euro,if i should have waited some more i could buy it with less than 200 but who cares its still epic :)

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17:36 Jun-05-2013

I hear the Broadwell chips will use LGA 1150

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14:49 Jun-05-2013

"It won't be long after the refresh that the 14nm Broadwell chips are planned for release, which will of course need a new, dedicated socket..."
im confused by this.. i heard broadwell will use LGA 1150 socket. and what do you mean by resresh? will there be a new haswell next year?
and also haswell-E still has a lng time to come... who knows we might see DDR5 insted of DDR4 :D

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16:44 Jun-05-2013

Yes, who knows :D

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14:15 Jun-05-2013

well... LGA2011 socket CPUs are quite expensive... especially those 6-core at 1000$, so i dont expect at least the 6-cores to be reasonably priced.
"enthusiast" seems to be becoming a new word for "money-waster" most of the times...

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13:45 Jun-05-2013

nothing to say

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13:07 Jun-05-2013

why intel why? I ask you, "why cant i buy a top end cpu from you and just be happy with it for a while? Why do you take my happiness away by making this joy i have saved up so long to buy, only to be taken away and being made outdated within a month?' aaaawwwww gosh WHY? ;(

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13:48 Jun-05-2013

This is the nature of Technology pal :(

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14:04 Jun-05-2013

lol

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14:28 Jun-05-2013

You have to keep up with technology if you want to use it
Technology in our days is rapidly growing so...

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15:10 Jun-05-2013

i know this. I have no problem with how technology advances and the benefits that comes with it, but its the speed and amount of new stuff thats being pushed out. What sucks is no matter what you buy, it will ALWAYS be outdated within a month, thats the thing i dont like. What im trying to say is, if you were to go out and buy a new top end high performance sports car that you have been saving up for, take it home, and the next day you find its outdated and worth nothing it would suck big time right? Thats my opinion :\

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15:13 Jun-05-2013

unless you have a time machine and go back 50 year with current tech. you wont feel outdated. or better yet, use it to go 50 years in future build ultra high end system you wont feel outdated for 50 years !

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02:56 Sep-07-2013

moore's law is a real kick in the teeth

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11:11 Jun-06-2013

Not sure what the problem. Lets say you have a 3930k, "Only" $550. That will for sure still be a very fast CPU even by the time and after Broadwell-E rolls out. Just because its not THE best, doesn't really mean Much, thats really an illusion. i mean, If you wanted it to be the fastest for a longer period of time, Intel would have to just not release New tech. Rather them release whenever something new develops if only for other consumers.

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12:18 Jun-05-2013

I'll hang on to my old i7 until these get released ^_^

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12:28 Jun-05-2013

"old"..... it's pretty outdated ...

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12:29 Jun-05-2013

Soooo....What should I call my processor?

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12:41 Jun-05-2013

Ok....Dead and gone?

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14:05 Jun-05-2013

Lol, mines gonna' count as dead soon if not already.

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14:51 Jun-05-2013

no your gonna be called upcoming beast like mine :D

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12:31 Jun-05-2013

Yeah i gotta take an i5 too :p

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12:40 Jun-05-2013

This is very good news :D My new rig is being delayed due to some financial priorities and it seems I will be able to get it a while before this release or with it. I will wait then for DDR4 RAM to last for many years and to achieve perfection :D Perhaps GTX 800 will be available then!

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12:58 Jun-05-2013

ill hand on on my p4 until its released ...

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17:20 Jun-05-2013

il hang on to my Grandpa I7 until Broadwell comes out thats for sure

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