Next year Intel is going to refresh existing Haswell lineup, and introduce two 9-series chipsets, Z97 and H97. Closer to the end of the year the company will also launch first desktop "Broadwell" microprocessors, codenamed Broadwell-K, for socket 1150 platform. As the name suggests, the processors will have unlocked clock multiplier. Perhaps, the most interesting feature of new products will be Iris Pro (GT3) graphics with integrated 128 MB eDRAM memory, which will allow new CPUs to boost graphics performance by more than 80% compared to the Core i7-4770K. Other GPU-related technologies, such as Quick sync and transcoding, will be also faster on Broadwell-K chips than on Haswell counterparts.
Broadwell-K processors will have 4 CPU cores and support Turbo Boost technology. There will be Core i5 and i7 versions of these products. Core i7 parts will come with 6 MB L3 cache, and will have Hyper-Threading enabled. Core i5 microprocessors will have 4 MB of level 3 cache, and no Hyper-Threading. The CPUs will be compatible with 9-series chipsets, however 8-series chipsets will not validated with Broadwell-K chips. The processors should be available after Holiday Refresh 2014.
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