Haswell-E, X99, DDR4 to Arrive August 29

#1 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (4313 posts) -

W00t!

CPUCores/ThreadsFrequencyL3 CachePCI-Express LanesTDPExpected Price
i7-5820K

6 / 12

3.3 GHz

15 MB

28

140 W

$400

i7-5930K

6 / 12

3.5 GHz

15 MB

40

140 W

$600

i7-5960X

8 / 16

3.0 GHz

20 MB

40

140 W

$1000+

The day after my Birthday!! (Michael Jackson's Birthday)

If anyone out there is feeling generous. If not I'll wait for motherboard reviews. (sadface)

#2 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8571 posts) -

Any word in prices?

#3 Posted by RyviusARC (4689 posts) -

I decided to not wait and I bought a used i7 4770k for 265USD instead.

The cost to get the new CPUs with the more expensive motherboards and more expensive RAM was just not worth it.

#4 Posted by Lach0121 (9941 posts) -

around $400 for a 6 core/12 threads I7 at 3.3ghz (especially if it can overclock well) is imo a pretty good deal.

#5 Posted by -Blasphemy- (3222 posts) -

@Lach0121: wth would you need it for? get you a good 8 core amd processor for $200 cheaper and be done with it

#6 Posted by commander (8485 posts) -

Well 8 core cpu' s were already available on the xeon extreme platform but that was around 3000$ for this performance

Still a 1000$ is painfull for this.

The 400$ six core seems interesting though

#7 Posted by ShepardCommandr (3210 posts) -

Wake me up when i can get a 10-12 core for $600.

Until then a 3930k is all i need.

#8 Posted by Jimmy_Russell (973 posts) -

As a gamer, I'd much rather put a grand into a new GPU than a new CPU.

#9 Edited by Coseniath (1174 posts) -

I think that the next sweet spot for (mainstream) gaming (maybe in 2-3years or more????) will be 8 threaded.

So for the maximum performance I think we need that 8-core to go below $500.

But I think that this is heavily depending on AMD's answer for this.

The first 4-core CPUs from Intel (Kentsfield) were priced $1000 for the Extreme and $850 for the 267Mhz slower edition (QX6700 and Q6600)....

AMD responded later with good CPUs and prices fell enough so in 1 year the Q6600 from the $851 MSRP, was available at $250...

So AMD, do something!

#10 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4313 posts) -

Prices on the -E platforms rarely change much. There's never really been an alternate.

I've put my Rig up for sale now. Let's see what happens.

#11 Posted by Lach0121 (9941 posts) -

@-Blasphemy-: I want to game at High settings for a while to come. I compose music, and I need a hefty CPU that has fast clocks, not just many cores, because not all the programs I use support multiple threads/cores.

I will not go AMD because it is severely lacking in that department. I have gone AMD the last 2 builds, I will not do it again especially in a time when Desktop powerhouse CPUs are not even really available from AMD. I know some people on this forum lately have become butt-hurt any time anyone mentions they will not be going AMD, but I really don't care. Until AMD shows me a reason to go with them for my next desktop processor, I will go Intel, and AMD hasn't show me anything.

This is what I am doing, and "being done with it."

#12 Posted by Horgen (110453 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

Prices on the -E platforms rarely change much. There's never really been an alternate.

I've put my Rig up for sale now. Let's see what happens.

What are you asking for it?

#13 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4313 posts) -

@horgen: Not saying here, but I built the same PC on OCUK and priced accordingly. I'm selling everything apart from my keyboard and mouse.

#14 Edited by kweeni (10959 posts) -

5820k price seems pretty good, total price with motherboard and DDR4 is too much for me though.

#15 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4313 posts) -

Confirmed US prices!

  • Intel Core i7-5960X – eight cores, 3.0GHz/3.50GHz clock-rate, 20MB cache, 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes – $999;
  • Intel Core i7-5930K – six cores, 3.50GHz/3.70GHz clock-rate, 15MB cache, 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes – $583;
  • Intel Core i7-5820K – six cores, 3.30GHz/3.60GHz clock-rate, 15MB cache, 28 PCI Express 3.0 lanes – $389;
#16 Edited by DigiTM64 (176 posts) -

Do any games utilize 6-8 cores? Also I'm surprised PC hasn't gotten DDR5 yet, considering that's what's running in consoles now.

#17 Posted by GTR12 (9962 posts) -

@digitm64 said:

Do any games utilize 6-8 cores? Also I'm surprised PC hasn't gotten DDR5 yet, considering that's what's running in consoles now.

*Facepalm*

Look again, PS4 uses GDDR5, yeah the G is important, PC has had GDDR5 since 2008 with the 4870 being released.

#18 Posted by DigiTM64 (176 posts) -

@GTR12: ooops, missed that. My bad.

#19 Posted by Alucard1475 (522 posts) -

My current setup should be good for another few years. I'll wait for Skylake for a full upgrade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Tick-Tock

#20 Posted by kraken2109 (13183 posts) -

Once DDR4 has dropped in price a bit it'll be time for me to upgrade CPU/mobo/RAM

#21 Posted by soolkiki (1776 posts) -

Nice!! The only thing I need to upgrade soon is my GPU. Otherwise, this is nice!! :)

#22 Posted by iSR5 (8 posts) -

L3 20MB ! wow, it's the fastest processor I've ever seen !

these processors will be compatible with bigger screens and I think (if I'm not mistaken) it'll be compatible with the 4K if you've a graphics card that supports it.

however, the i7-4790K for most of people will be enough for them ! unless if they don't have it and they want to buy it, I'd recommend to add $40 and buy the i7-5820K. if they want to buy a new one !

#23 Posted by GTR12 (9962 posts) -

@isr5 said:

L3 20MB ! wow, it's the fastest processor I've ever seen !

these processors will be compatible with bigger screens and I think (if I'm not mistaken) it'll be compatible with the 4K if you've a graphics card that supports it.

however, the i7-4790K for most of people will be enough for them ! unless if they don't have it and they want to buy it, I'd recommend to add $40 and buy the i7-5820K. if they want to buy a new one !

Not sure if serious...

My 6600GT supports 4k

#24 Edited by Lach0121 (9941 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

Confirmed US prices!

  • Intel Core i7-5960X – eight cores, 3.0GHz/3.50GHz clock-rate, 20MB cache, 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes – $999;
  • Intel Core i7-5930K – six cores, 3.50GHz/3.70GHz clock-rate, 15MB cache, 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes – $583;
  • Intel Core i7-5820K – six cores, 3.30GHz/3.60GHz clock-rate, 15MB cache, 28 PCI Express 3.0 lanes – $389;

YES! $389. Thank you Intel!

That is a fantastic price. It also isn't too expensive to where when a faster cpu/and more cores get released on the same platform/socket, (Like the Broadwell units) you can upgrade without worrying about wasting that much money!

Thank you Klunt_Bumskrint for posting this wonderful information.

I assume that the 5820k will be able to overclock with good results? Want to try to get it up to 4ghz if at all possible.