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[LR] Hands On With Devil’s Canyon – Intel Haswell Refresh

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Motherboard makers have informed us that many of their Z97 boards will be ready to launch here in the April/May time frame, but it looks like Intel’s 5th Generation Core ‘Broadwell’ processors are expected to be introduced in very late Q3.

Intel hopes to fill the timeline gap with the Haswell Refresh. Intel says that an improved Thermal Interface Material (TIM) between the CPU core and heat spreader is one of the key features of this enthusiast-class of processors, but it looks like this might be a new stepping.

We heard that the layout on the back of the processor is slightly different than the current Haswell processors and the one picture that we took of the processor in her hand from 30 feet away appears to confirm that.

The one bad bit of information is that it appears that Devil’s Canyon will only be supported by the Intel 9-series motherboards.

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Broadwell in late Q3?! I thought it was going to be late Q4 or 2015 Q1.

Looks like Skylake can hit late 2015 then!
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The one bad bit of information is that it appears that Devil’s Canyon will only be supported by the Intel 9-series motherboards.

This doesn't make sense since almost every mobo maker rolled out an updated bios with support for the new cpu's, or maybe only the k-cpu's won't be compatible with 8 series ? weird.
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Broadwell in Q3 + Solder and a new stepping? Very Nice Intel
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This doesn't make sense since almost every mobo maker rolled out an updated bios with support for the new cpu's, or maybe only the k-cpu's won't be compatible with 8 series ? weird.

I totally saw this coming and dont have a problem with it. Intel motherboards are cheap
Edited by Stay Puft - 3/23/14 at 5:26am
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Devil's Canyon is what Haswell should've been from the beginning. If this sells well Intel will do it again with Broadwell. First release sucks and then second revision comes with extra price. Shame on them, won't buy this mad.gif
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I totally saw this coming and dont have a problem with it. Intel motherboards are cheap

You're hopelessly in love with Intel. They're greedy bastards and I despise them for it.
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Devil's Canyon is what Haswell should've been from the beginning. If this sells well Intel will do it again with Broadwell. First release sucks and then second revision comes with extra price. Shame on them, won't buy this mad.gif

This is why AMD need to up their game.
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Devil's Canyon is what Haswell should've been from the beginning. If this sells well Intel will do it again with Broadwell. First release sucks and then second revision comes with extra price. Shame on them, won't buy this mad.gif
You're hopelessly in love with Intel. They're greedy bastards and I despise them for it.

If Z97 was the same exact chipset as Z87 I would feel the same way but it's not so what's the big deal? Intel is innovating while Amd churns out APU's that no one cares about
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is AMD really not going to release a better CPU than Carizzo in 2014-2015?
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is AMD really not going to release a better CPU than Carizzo in 2014-2015?

If they do release one, it better be hex or octo core and on 20nm.
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I was under the impression Broadwell wasn't going to release this year, but
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but it looks like Intel’s 5th Generation Core ‘Broadwell’ processors are expected to be introduced in very late Q3.
Is that Q3 this year or next year?

*Sigh* really wanted to pickup a broadwell this if it it releases 2015.
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