Originally Posted by Alatar
Originally Posted by Stay Puft
If they release X89 I just hope it has sas
X89 with IB-E?
Doubtful since MSI for example was showing X79 boards during CES that they stated were meant to be a refresh of their current lineup for a new series of CPUs coming in H2
Wasn't there some more SB-e series CPUs coming out before IB-e is? There was the rumour of an 8 core one, so maybe they're moving to take advantage of that and then go to x89.
That said, I seriously doubt x89 will be for IB-e, but for Haswell-e.
Originally Posted by yesitsmario
Hope I don't regret my $230 3770K purchase back in November.
Why would it? It's not like it instantly loses 50% of its performance when Haswell launches, if you didn't regret the purchase then, you won't now. (Short of the chip not scaling well when games slowly move to fully utilize 4, then 6 and eventually 8 cores, but that's more of a concern for i5 users...if you can even call it a concern...)
Originally Posted by TranquilTempest
Haswell-E definitely has DDR4, Haswell does not. As for Broadwell, there's no official word, but I think there are good odds for it. BGA packaging means they don't have to maintain pin compatibility with Haswell, and DDR4 would be a great help to low power platforms that rely on IGP. Either way, there will be DDR4 parts out sometime in 2014.
You do realize that the whole BGA thing isn't for every Broadwell CPU? There will likely be 1150 compatible Broadwell CPUs simply because it's even more marketshare for Intel, it's Skylake where I'd expect mainstream chips to completely go BGA...If they even do.
BGA is definite for Broadwell simply because Intel is quite clearly aiming to move the Atom to smartphones and tablets, leaving LP Haswell/Broadwell chips for where the Atom currently is, small netbooks and x86 tablets don't ever need a CPU replacement so they get BGA to save on costs and space, that's where I wager that the BGA rumour stemmed from and that Intel is actually keeping most people on LGA.