Intel is rumored to release the first desktop “Broadwell” microprocessors closer to the end of next year. Codenamed Broadwell-K, the CPUs will feature a 1150 socket platform.
The CPUs will also have unlocked clock multiplier and the most interesting feature of new products will be Iris Pro (GT3) graphics with integrated 128 MB eDRAM memory, which will add an 80% graphical performance increase compared to the Core i7-4770K.
The latest Haswell CPUs currently available at retail have lower-performance Iris graphics hardware and CPUs with Iris Pro graphics are only available to manufacturers in quantities of over 1,000 units. Broadwell-K processors will have 4 CPU cores and support Turbo Boost technology and will arrive in two versions, a Core i5 and a Core i7. The Core i7 parts will come with 6 MB L3 cache, and will have Hyper-Threading enabled, while the Core i5 microprocessors will have 4 MB of level 3 cache with no Hyper-Threading.
The CPUs will also require a new 9-series chipset motherboard to support the 1150 socket. This is where Intel announced two new motherboards as well, the Z97 and H97 which will be released at the same time as the new Broadwell-K.
Pricing for both the CPU and motherboards has not been revealed just yet, but we hope to get more insight later on next year.
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