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So, every microarchitecture has its own socket and the associated chipset and board platform that, with the BIOS updates and reasonable advance design fixes allowing easy upgrades, should also span the extra process shrink within each microarchitecture - about a 2 year lifespan.

While keeping one package and socket standard for its microarchitecture, there's much more to Haswell than just the outside package. Namely, Haswell will have more than one die variant, as discussed here before. For the desktop, the usual dual core and quad core die choices are obvious, just like they were on the Sandy / Ivy Bridge. However, there is the third and the most exciting die choice here, which we also covered: the very high end quad core plus GT3 graphics with an additional L4 cache die, very likely an eDRAM large cache (16+ MB) connected via a separate backside bus to the main CPU die.

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L4 cache.. hm. Now if only Intel could make K-series Haswell dual-cores to catch up to Clarkdale i3's.
 
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L4 cache.. hm. Now if only Intel could make K-series Haswell dual-cores to catch up to Clarkdale i3's.

An unlocked core i3 'K' variant would pretty much kill off any need for any AMD CPU for gaming and pretty much every else except for extreme multi-threaded loads.

AMD better prey that Intel never release such a thing.
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An unlocked core i3 'K' variant would pretty much kill off any need for any AMD CPU for gaming and pretty much every else except for extreme multi-threaded loads.
AMD better prey that Intel never release such a thing.

overclockable i3 would be so nice, i would buy an i3 anyway if i would build a new rig.
But it would hurt intel too because it would probably lower the haswell i5 K sales.
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overclockable i3 would be so nice, i would buy an i3 anyway if i would build a new rig.
But it would hurt intel too because it would probably lower the haswell i5 K sales.



produce less i5's wich are probably more expensive to make
Mark up i3 unlocked prices
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The IGP is basically taking a page out of the Xenos(X360 GPU) by having extra, super-fast memory between the CPU and GPU. In the Xbox 360, EDRAM meant the difference between 4xAA and no AA... Its a very big reason why most multiplats look better on 360 than PS3.
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An Intel GPU with "GT" strapped to it's name.

They got balls, I tell ya.
This better be good.
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post #8 of 11
With the title I actually thought this was something "we" would want IE Haswell 2870K 8 Core devil.gif
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So is Intel talking about separating out the actual die's then having them interconnected via the circuitry under the die's where the green area is? That'd be cool. Probably better for heat distribution...
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Bye AMD, it was really nice knowing you, so long.
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