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Intel could cancel ‘Broadwell-E’ in favour of ‘Skylake-E’

Intel Corp.’s high-end desktop (HEDT) processors for enthusiasts deliver unbeatable performance, but are based on rather outdated micro-architectures compared to mainstream chips. In a bid to fix that, the world’s No. 1 maker of microprocessors for personal computers may abandon its next-generation “Broadwell-E” and bring more advanced “Skylake-E” forward. Intel …

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Asrock to use O.C. socket on its Intel X99 mainboards

Just several months ago Asustek Computer started to use a special LGA2011-3 socket on its mainboards based on the Intel X99 core-logic in a bid to enhance overclocking potential of Intel Core i7 “Haswell-E” processors. Earlier this year Gigabyte Technology also started to equip its X99 “Champion” mainboards with custom sockets. …

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Supermicro unveils X99 mainboard with optional USB 3.1 10Gb/s ports

Supermicro, a leading manufacturer of high-end mainboards for workstations and servers, has revealed its first motherboard based on Intel Corp.’s X99 core-logic. The new platform not only supports Intel’s latest Core i7 Extreme and Xeon processors and overclocking capabilities, but can be equipped with USB 3.1 ports with 10Gb/s bandwidth. …

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Gigabyte unveils X99 SOC Champion with redesigned LGA2011 socket

Gigabyte Technology has introduced a new Intel X99-based mainboard that is specifically designed for overclockers. The motherboard is not the most feature-rich X99 platform available, but when it comes to overclocking potential, the X99 SOC Champion could offer numerous breakthroughs thanks to redesigned LGA2011 socket with additional pins as well …

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Gigabyte reveals world’s first mATX Intel X99 mainboard for Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ chips

Gigabyte Technology has unveiled the world’s first mATX mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic that is designed for Intel Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” high-end desktop central processing units. The mainboard features premium capabilities and can enable compact form-factor systems with extreme levels of performance. The Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard is …

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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

With the highest possible compute performance that consumers can purchase, Intel’s Haswell-E processors and the X99 chipset make a viable combination for users with demanding workloads. If the price, features, and performance are right, there’s nothing stopping a semi-professional buying a consumer-grade motherboard to house their LGA2011-3 CPU and DDR4 memory. Bearing that in mind, …

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MSI X99S MPower: Intel ‘Haswell-E’ platform gets more affordable

MicroStar International this week rolled-out its fifth mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic set that is designed for Intel Corp.’s latest high-end desktop (HEDT) Core i7 “Haswel-E” central processing units. The new motherboard features premium components, overclocking capabilities and all the advantages the X99 has to offer. However, it …

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Intel delays Broadwell-E processor for high-end desktops to 2016

Intel Corp. has decided to delay mass production of its next-generation code-named “Broadwell-E” microprocessor to the first quarter of 2016. Exact reasons for the decision are unclear, but probably the issues with the company’s 14nm process technology as well as the lack of competition on the market of ultra-high-end desktop platforms …

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Eight-core Core i7-5960X overclocked to 6GHz+ with all cores active

Although Intel Corp. decided to set pretty moderate default clock-rate for its eight-core desktop chips aimed at performance enthusiasts, the new Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” central processing units appear to be pretty good overclockers. Recently a German enthusiast managed to boost clock-rate of the new processor by two times from default …

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Asustek plans to sue its rivals for patent infringement

Unlike chip designers, makers of mainboards tend not to sue each other for patent infringements. They quietly follow each other with certain innovations. According to a new media report, Asustek Computer plans to break this tradition and sue some of its competitors for using its intellectual property. Several weeks ago …

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Asus clarifies situation with OC sockets: CPUs have warranty

Asustek Computer on Wednesday clarified the situation with its custom LGA2011-3 O.C. sockets as well as warranty that covers Intel Corp.’s processors. The mainboard maker denied that Intel’s warranty does not cover chips used with O.C. sockets and stated that the sockets are absolutely safe to use. A new statement …

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Asus: CPUs used with LGA2011-3 O.C. sockets should be covered with warranty

UPDATE: Asus clarifies situation with OC sockets: CPUs are covered with warranty As reported, Asustek Computer’s mainboards based on Intel Corp.’s X99 platform are equipped with special sockets that feature additional contacts not used on commercial mainboards by other makers. The contacts allow to better overclock Intel’s Core i7-5800-/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors, …

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Intel Core i7-5960X ‘Haswell-E’ overclocked to 6253MHz

A well-known enthusiast has managed to overclock an engineering sample of the yet-unreleased Intel Core i7-5960X microprocessor code-named “Haswell-E” to rather whopping 6.25GHz. While it is hard to make conclusions regarding overclockability of Intel’s upcoming top-of-the-range chip, the early result still seems to be interesting. TaPaKaH, a well-known overclocker from …

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Prices of Intel Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ chips revealed

A web-site has published an Intel Corp.’s presentation that confirms specifications of the company’s upcoming high-end desktop (HEDT) microprocessors code-named “Haswell-E” and reveals their prices. Without a lot of surprises, the next-generation processors for extreme performance enthusiasts will cost similar amount of money as existing Core i7 Extreme chips: from …

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New photos of Core i7-5960X ‘Haswell-E’ show up on the web

While the photos of the upcoming Intel Core i7-5900-series “Haswell-E” processors are no longer considered a breakthrough news, they still pose a lot of interest, especially if they are in high-resolution and reveal the backside of the chips. The first image of an engineering sample of the Intel Core i7-5900-series …

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Intel speeds up launch of next-gen Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ processors

Intel Corp. has decided to speed up the introduction of its next-generation Core i7 5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors by several days or weeks and introduce the new chips already in August. This should give Intel and its partners several additional days of sales and therefore additional revenue, but it will not …

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Adata unleashes 2.80GHz XPG Z1 DDR4 overclocking memory

Adata, one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of memory modules, on Thursday introduced its first family of DDR4 memory solutions aimed at enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the Adata XPG Z1 DDR4 memory will not be faster than the top-of-the-range DDR3 memory modules from other makers, yet, it will still allow to …

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Asustek, MSI get serious about branded desktops

Traditionally companies like Asustek Computer and MicroStar International were focused on designing competitive mainboards, graphics cards and other computer components. However, in the recent years the DIY market began to stagnate, which is why the manufacturers started to look at alternative revenue sources. Recently Asus and MSI began to concentrate on own-brand …

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Adata begins to officially sell DDR4 memory modules, unveils prices

Adata, one of the world’s largest independent makers of memory modules, this week introduced its first commercial DDR4 memory modules designed for high-end desktop (HEDT) PCs based on Intel Corp.’s Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors. The company even revealed recommended prices of its DDR4 products for the U.K. market. At present …

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Japanese stores begin to sell DDR4 memory modules

Although the first systems that will need DDR4 memory modules will emerge on the market in several months, at least one store in Japan has already began to offer DDR4 memory sticks. Unfortunately, the price of the memory modules is very high even by Japanese standards. Akiba PC Hotline reports …

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Specifications of Intel Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ processors unveiled

Specifications of Intel Corp.’s next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) microprocessors have been published by Coolaler, a well-known overclocker. As expected, Intel’s new top-of-the-range processor will feature eight-cores, whereas the remaining expensive chips will sport six cores. Intel Core i7 “Haswell-E” family of central processing units consists of three chips: the Core …

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Intel pulls-in launch of Core i7 Extreme ‘Haswell-E’ 5000 to Q2

Intel Corp. has decided to speed up introduction of its next-generation microprocessors and platforms designed for enthusiasts who demand maximum performance. The new Core i7 Extreme “Haswell-E” chips along with Intel X99-based mainboards will be introduced at Computex Taipei 2014 in early June, several months before planned originally, according to …

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