We’ve been waiting for a new processor for a while, AMD recently released the A8-7850K, but no mainstream processor options. Well Intel have finally announced the release date of the Broadwell 14nm processors; June 2nd.
Going on Intel’s ‘Tick Tock’ CPU roadmap, these will be the ‘tick’ of the new 14nm process; since Ivybridge the ‘tick’ process has been slightly problematic. Originally the Ivybridge i5-3570k had thermal issues with some users resorting to ‘de-lidding’; the same reportedly happened to these Broadwell CPU’s, hence the exceptionally late release date.
The CPU’s due to be released are the Core i7-5775k and the Core i5-5675k. These will be similar to the current i7 and i5 k series chips; the i7 will be a quad core with hyperthreading, 3.3GHz base clock and 3.7GHz boost clock speed. The i5 will be a simple quad core and have a slightly lower base clock and turbo clock of 3.1GHx and 3.6GHz respectively. Both chips will feature 6MB last level cache, Intel Iris Pro 6200 graphics and a TDP as low as 65W.
These processors will be released extremely late, which will be close to the release of the Intel Skylake processors in early Autumn, but what makes these appealing is the compatibility with the current Z97 chipset.
Are you looking forward to the release of the Broadwell chips? Will you be hanging on until the release of Skylake? Let us know in the comments.
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