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Rumor: Intel Haswell-E (X99) Release Date set for September

Posted on June 23, 2014

Intel's Haswell-E and X99 platform have been in development for a while now, and after several months of cloudy release schedules, it looks like Intel is sticking to the original 3Q14 timeline. X99 will be the world's first consumer-ready platform to support DDR4 memory and eliminate traditional channeled architecture, making it appealing for enthusiasts and development rigs. Haswell-E will be the first line of CPUs on the platform, continuing the last-gen -E suffix for extreme-series CPUs.


A recently-leaked document via Chinese site VR-Zone says that system builders can expect HW-E to be available on September 14, 2014, alongside the X99 platform. The X99 platform will not support DDR3 memory.


CPUs listed for release include:

  • i7-5960X - 3GHz/3.5GHz TB 8-core CPU, 20MB L3 Cache.
  • i7-5930K - 3.5GHz/3.7GHz TB 6-core CPU, 15MB L3 Cache.
  • i7-5820K - 3.3GHz/3.6GHz TB 6-core CPU, 15MB L3 Cache.