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In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU review, AMD's new Radeon R9 285 GPU and FX series processors, Samsung's just-announced Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge smartphones, 4K displays and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 02:00 - Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X Debuts 06:29 - Samsung Unpacked: Episode 2 Premiers The Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, And Gear VR 16:10 - ASUS Unveils Stylish ZenWatch, MeMO Pad 7, Core M Zenbook UX305, EeeBook X205 at IFA 23:10 - AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU Review: Tonga Arrives 29:34 - AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E 8-Core CPU Reviews  33:17 - In... Read more...
Intel Unveils Haswell-E 8-Core Beast Of A Desktop CPU Intel has officially launched their Core i7-5960X high-end, Haswell-E desktop processor today. Unlike Ivy Bridge-E, which maxed out at 6 cores (12 threads), Haswell-E is an 8-core beast of a machine (16 threads), featuring execution units based on Intel’s latest desktop microarchitecture. The Core i7-5960X has a base clock of 3GHz with Turbo Boost speed to 3.5GHz and will have up to 20MB of shared L3 cache. It also features an integrated quad-channel memory controller with official support for DDR4 memory at speeds up to 2133MHz, although higher speeds are possible through overclocking. Haswell-E based processors also feature up to 40... Read more...
We have been eagerly anticipating the release of processors based on Intel’s Haswell-E microarchitecture for quite some time. After about three years of incremental performance improvements at the ultra-high end, as Sandy Bridge-E was eventually replaced by similarly clocked Ivy Bridge-E based processors, the rumored specs of Haswell-E were enticing. Unlike Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E, which maxed out at 6 cores (12 threads) with desktops variants, Haswell-E would be an 8-core machine (16 threads), featuring execution units based on Intel’s latest microarchitecture. Assuming similar clocks, the speculation was that the additional cores and newer microarchitecture would translate... Read more...