May 30, 2014

Intel delays release of new processors Broadwell to May 2015

Despite the fact that Intel is planning to launch a low-power mobile versions sell microprocessors, codenamed Broadwell in September this year, the company plans to significantly delay the introduction of high-performance desktop versions of the new chips. Instead of releasing the first processors Broadwell-K at the end of 2014, Intel is currently planning to launch them in the middle of 2015.

According to Intel Broadwell intended launch schedule published in the Chinese version of the site VR-Zone, Intel launched its high-performance version of the 5000 microprocessor core I between 21 and 26 weeks in 2015, which indicates the possibility of their appearance on the market in late May - June, exactly year. Previously it was thought that Intel will release the first version of desktop processors Broadwell-K Core i7-5770K and Core i5-5670K at the end of 2014.

Most powerful microprocessors Intel Broadwell for client PCs will be presented in four configurations x86 cores with Hyper-Threading, GPUs Iris Pro to 48 execution units, up to 8 MB cache L3, up to 128 MB High EDRAM-chip cache, dual-channel memory controllers DDR3 and so forth. The chips are expected to be available in BGA and LGA1150 form factors.


The exact configuration will be as follows:

BDW-H 4 3 e BGA: four cores with or without HT, Iris Pro GT3e graphics core with 48 execution units and 128 EDRAM, 6 MB or 8 MB L3.

BDW-H 4 +2 BGA: four cores with or without HT, Intel HD Graphics GT2 graphics core with 24 execution units, 6 MB or 8 MB L3.

BDW-H 2 3 e BGA: two cores with or without HT, Iris Pro GT3e graphics core with 48 execution units and 128 EDRAM, 4 MB L3.

BDW-H 4 3 e LGA: four cores with or without HT, Iris Pro GT3e graphics core with 48 execution units and 128 EDRAM, 6 MB or 8 MB L3.

CPUs codenamed Broadwell Intel's chips will be the first company to be made using 14nm process technology with three-gate transistors. New microarchitecture is very similar micro-architecture Haswell, but with some many enhancements aimed at reducing energy consumption and increase performance.Originally planned to start mass production of processors in the 4th quarter of 2013 and to make them publicly available in mid-2014, but the new chips have been detained for up to one year after Intel faced problems yield 14nm process technology in 2013.

While Intel officially states that all issues have been resolved with transition 14nm and they were satisfied with the result, it seems that the company has decided very cautious approach to the transition to 14nm. As can be seen from the graph family run Broadwell, with which the company will begin rolling out the new chips from the main (BDW-Y 2 2) versions of processors with two cores and low-level graphics processor, which is easy to produce. Only within about eight months after production of the first BDW - Y chips, the company intends to begin selling the largest and most powerful versions of the client Broadwell processors with four cores, advanced graphics and lots of cache.

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