Leaked CPU-Z Images Reveal AMD Carrizo APU A10-8890K Specs

A CPU-Z image which appears to detail AMD’s next-generation APU, the A10-8890K, has apparently been leaked. WCCFTech has found the image via Guru3D, but at this point it should be taken as a rumour, since nothing has been officially announced.

The CPU-Z image appears to show that AMD is still keeping the current APU name, having it part of the A10 series, possibly the A-10 Elite. The K suffix at the end shows that the APU in question has an unlocked multiplier and the ‘Elite Hexa-Core’ present in the AMD logo indicates that the APU comes with 6 cores. Also, the 95W TDP and 4.4 Ghz core clock makes it an impressive piece.

The latest AMD APU appears to be based on the FM3 socket, which has been stated to come in 2016, which leads to two possibilities here. The first is that the report from AMD was inconclusive and the APU might come early than reported, or the leaked CPU-Z image does not display an actual Carrizo APU.

The CPU is said to boast Excavator cores, the latest revision of the Bulldozer architecture. This might be the case in the leaked image, having it show a high core clock and number of cores. However, the L2 cache appears to show 3 x 1024 KB, which is said to be very low for a 6-core CPU. AMD might have something up its sleeve with some stacked DRAM lifting the L2 Cache, but nothing is sure at the moment.

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Intel Reveals Haswell-E Engineering Sample With 8 Cores and 3 GHz Clock Speed

According to a post from chinese portal VR-Zone, a picture of the first Haswell-E engineering sample which will feature 8 cores and a clock speed of 3 GHz has been revealed. Based on the 22nm Haswell architecture, Intel’s Haswell-E processor stacked in the X or Extreme series would be the chip giant’s first chip to feature 8 native core with 16 threads which will put them in the same line with AMD’s 8 Core processors which have been available since the arrival of Bulldozer in 2011.

Intel would be shipping two unlocked processors at launch which will include an X series Extreme edition and K Series Unlocked edition chips. Intel should integrate the Haswell-E processors as the Core i7-5xxx series in which case the X series would be known as Core i7-5960X and K series part would be called the Core i7-5930K. These aren’t confirmed names, but Intel has kept this style of series branding for a while and we suspect they will continue the trend with their Haswell-E and Broadwell generation of processors up until 2015.

The detailed from Intel reveal a 6-8 cores for their Haswell-E processors that would be equipped with a massive 20 MB of L3 smart cache and just like Haswell. It would feature an integrated voltage regulator and the flashgrip part would ship with TDPs around 140W which is impressive since that’s 10W under what we get on the Core i7-3970X which has 6 cores compared to the Haswell-E beast that would feature 8 cores and 20 MB of L3 cache. Intel is aiming for an 55% IPC improvement over quad cores with their flagship Haswell-E processors.

Haswell-E would also keep the great overclocking features that would ship with the “K” series and “Extreme Edition” processors. Both the memory and processor can be overclocked beyond limits with unlocked turbo limits, unlocked core ratios in 80/100 increments, programmable iVR voltage, support for XMP mode, unlocked memory controller and voltage limits, native support for memory up to 2667 MHz, Unlocked PCH and PLL voltage controls and more.

One Haswell-E processor is said to support two x16 and three x8 PCIe v3.x with 40 lanes and would be directly connected to the DDR4 memory controller and the Wellsburg X99 chipset. The feature set would remain the with technologies such as SSE4, AVX, VT, AESNI under its belt. Unlike the Haswell processor which come with 4th gen HD graphics core, the Haswell-E platform wouldn’t feature built-in graphics but someone buying such a costly processors will definitely go for a discrete GPU for graphics.

Intel’s Haswell-E is officially the first HEDT platform to feature support for DDR4 memory which is great news for enthusiasts who want to upgrade from the DDR3 memories which have reached their max overclock speeds. The new DDR4 memory modules consume only 1.2 V of power compared to 1.65/1.5V standard with DDR3. The can feature upto 16 banks of memory and require a 288-Pin DIMM connectors which would be available on the new X99 chipset motherboards. The DDR4 memory controller offers Quad channel memory support.

Haswell-E is expected be released in Q4 2014, however it could very well be pushed to early 2015.

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Three New Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 CPUs In The Works

Intel is going to introduce Ivy Bridge-EP microprocessors in Q1 2014, branded as Xeon E5-4600 v2, for quad-socket servers. Along with the two Xeon E5-4600 v2 models, the E5-4610 v2 and E5-4657L v2, that were found in a CPU support list on the ASRock website, intel also added three new Xeon E5 microprocessors to the support list. The CPUs in question are the E5-4607 v2, E5-4627 v2 and E5-4650 v2.

CPU World detailed the specs of these new CPUs. First of all, the Xeon E5-4650 v2 processor will have a 2.4 GHz operating frequency and is rumored to have 10 cores judging by the 25 MB L3 cache. The CPU also matches M1 stepping, usually used by 8 and 10-core Xeon E5-xxxx v2 processors and works on a 95 Watt TDP.

The second CPU, the Xeon E5-4627 v2,has a 3.3 GHz frequency and again is only rumored to have 8 cores judging by the integrated 16 MB of level 3 cache. It also takes advantage of M1 core stepping and having a higher frequency, it will work at a much higher 130 Watt TDP.

Last but not least, the third CPU, the Xeon E5-4607 v2 is clocked at 2.6 GHz and is rumored to have 6 cored based on its 15 MB of cache. The processor has S1 core stepping, that was used by 4 and 6-core Ivy Bridge-EP microprocessors and it consumes as much as the Xeon E5-4650 v2, meaning 95 Watt TDP.

Other details or features about the three new Xeon E5-4600 CPUs is unknown at this time, but more details should be available in the near future.

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