Broadwell-E Details Emerge, but Mass Production Still a Long Way Ahead

More details have emerged this week in the form of a new slide detailing some more information about the upcoming and highly anticipated high-end desktop processors from Intel. The 14nm Broadwell-E that will be compatible with existing LGA2011-3 sockets and X99 chipsets. But from the looks of things, we’ll have to have a lot of patience to wait for it as it won’t make the hoped debut in 2015.

The new Broadwell-E CPUs will have a very similar design to the current Core i7-5xxx processors and feature 6 to 8 cores with Hyperthreading and up to 20MB of L3 cache. Overclocking options and turbo boost will be available like we’re used to from the current generation. It will support quad-channel DDR4 memory with speeds up to 2400MHz and have 40 PCIe lanes. The thermal rating stays at the 140W the current generation has, which to me seems a bit odd considering the new and improved manufacturing process.

The current data at hand estimate pre-ES Broadwell-E microprocessors to be available in the second quarter of 2015, ES version will debut in week 36 of 2015 and qualification samples (QS) are expected to be available in 47th week. The ones we really care about as consumers are the final production CPUs, those should be shipping in the first quarter of 2016.

Thanks to VRZone for providing us with this information

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