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Pre-order prices of Intel Haswell-E processors

Intel is readying next generation Core i7 extreme microprocessors, that will be formally introduced this fall. The new line of CPUs, based on Haswell-E core, will include the first ever 8-core desktop microprocessor from Intel. The Core i7s will also feature a number of microarchitecture enhancements, support for DDR4 memory, and they will available with a new chipset. All in all, the company will launch three SKUs, namely six-core Core i7-5820K and i7-5930K, and eight-core i7-5960X. All three processors are already available for pre-order in US:

Pre-order prices of Haswell-E CPUs

The Core i7-5960X tray model is listed for about $1108, or $16 more than the boxed Core i7-4960X in the same store. For comparable price, the 5960X offers 2 extra CPU cores, larger L2 cache, and more memory bandwidth. The Haswell-E processor will be clocked 500 MHz - 600 MHz lower than the Core i7-4690X, as a result it may be slower in single-threaded tasks even if we take into consideration its more efficient microarchitecture and better specs.

Pre-order price of the Core i7-5930K is $632, and it is not far off from the price of the i7-4930K. The advantages of the Haswell-E chip are higher clock speed, larger cache and support for faster memory.

The last in the series is Core i7-5820K, which is currently listed for $426, an $80 increase over the price of the Core i7-4820K. Unlike Core i7-59xx models, that are priced similar to Ivy Bridge-E predecessors, the price difference between the 4820K and 5820K is large enough to suggest higher official price of the Core i7-5820K. We estimate that the official price will be in $380 - $400 range, which will buy you a six-core chip with 15 MB of L3 cache, with a CPU performance comparable to the Core i7-4930K.

Reportedly, the Haswell-E processors and the accompanying chipset will be released in September. Please see below for specifications of current and future generation of Core i7 Extreme processors (future processors are in bold):

ModelCores /
Frequency /
Core i7-4820K 4 / 8 3.7 / 3.9 GHz 10 MB DDR3-1866 130W $323
Core i7-5820K 6 / 12 3.3 GHz 15 MB DDR4-2133 140W
Core i7-4930K 6 / 12 3.4 / 3.9 GHz 12 MB DDR3-1866 130W $583
Core i7-5930K 6 / 12 3.5 GHz 15 MB DDR4-2133 140W
Core i7-4960X 6 / 12 3.6 / 4 GHz 15 MB DDR3-1866 130W $999
Core i7-5960X 8 / 16 3 GHz 20 MB DDR4-2133 140W

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There are 11 comments posted


2014-07-15 21:44:12
Posted by: Gimmy John

Would there be new CPUs for laptop? I am eagerly waiting to buy a new gaming laptop. I can wait though if anything coming by end of this year.

gaming laptop

2014-07-16 06:41:29
Posted by: Guyincognito

The new AMD APUs are way faster for Gaming than the old fashioned Intel chips.
If you are in hurry to get a newe on e id prefer an AMD A10


2014-07-16 14:01:43
Posted by:

130 Watt cannot fit in any sane laptop
unless you cool it with water radiator.

130 Watt usually means tower PC with 500 Watt
Power supply and a 300 W GPU sitting inside.


2014-07-16 01:44:39
Posted by: Patrick

Broadwell will be coming to laptops by October supposedly, which is a die shrink and minor tweak of the current Haswell line.


2014-07-16 13:58:29
Posted by:

Oct is for less than 10W TDP chips that compete with iPad
level performance.

Macbook Air level broadwell chip is slated for Q1 2015

Macbook Pro level broadwell chip is slated for Q2 2015

Turbo frequencies

2014-07-16 03:30:14
Posted by: red

In pre-order table there are different frequency values than in latter table. Could you confirm that these higher frequency values refer to the turbo boost?

I bet they don't

2014-07-19 04:31:10
Posted by: Retron

Considering that the current 6-core i7s turbo to 3.9 and 4.0 GHz respectively, I very much doubt the new ones will top out at 3.6 and 3.7 respectively!

No, the quoted figures (such as the 8-core being 3GHz stock) were only ever rumours, posted by some guy online and then parroted everywhere as if it was a fact.

These are the first official figures we've seen.


2014-07-19 07:36:53
Posted by: ppp

Most specs from this shop-site are the turbo values, also these are the same turbo values that where published by vr-zone before.


2014-07-20 09:33:22
Posted by: Retron

Just because VR-Zone publishes figures from some random guy doesn't mean they're true.

We'll see soon enough, anyway.


2014-07-16 04:33:10
Posted by: Gonzales

Nice to see DDR4 for the first time. It's coming!!

Although one may ask, what is 8 cores good for in a desktop, where graphics is yet more important and required, and they are far behind AMD still ..

Multiple cores

2014-07-19 12:06:54
Posted by:

Not everyone is a gamer.

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