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Intel Broadwell-K Series Processors Release Date – 4th Quarter 2014 Launch Technology
Intel has decided upon the Intel Broadwell-K Series Processors release date which are for the desktop LGA 1150. Intel will launch and made available these processors in the 4th quarter of 2014 in the market. Intel has basically two series of processors which are about to get released in the market in near future and they are Broadwell CPUs and Haswell refresh CPUs. Among these two CPUs, Haswell Refresh CPUs are about to Launch in the 2nd quarter of 2014 while Broadwell CPUs will made available in the 4th quarter of 2014. Please note here that this launch date is for the K Series CPU of Broadwell and about the other non K series CPUs, they are yet under the planning stage and there is no news yet about the launch of non K Series CPUs.
As the Broadwell-K series CPUs are concern, they will be compatible with the LGA 1150 socketed CPUs. Earlier there was a rumor in the market that it will be compatible with the BGA socket, but with the confirm news that it will be compatible with the LGA socket. Hence, it has removed all such rumors from the market. These broadwell-Kseries Processors by Intel will be in conjunction with the Intel 9 series chip-sets. The Intel Broadwell-K series will have the new line of Integrated Graphics which is Iris Pro GPU. Along with this Iris Pro Graphic GPU, it will have a dedicated 128 MB of eDRAM. This combination of eDRAm and the Iris Pro GPU will increase the Graphic Performance of Processors and also make it much more faster when compared to other similar processors in this range.
Broadwell is actually 14 nanometer die shrink of its Haswell microarchitecture. To improve the performance of arbitrary-precision integer operations, Intel has introduced some instruction set architecture extensions like ADOX, ADCX and MULX. Broadwell-K will have a max of four cores at 14nm. The another feature of the Broadwell-K series is the Turbo Boost which will be found in both the Core i5 and Core i7 models. Anyhow the Hyper Threading will only be available only for i7 CPUs. The Broadwell-K series processors for the desktop will also have the 4 MB of L3 cache that will be available in Core i5 and the 6 MB of L3 cache in the Core i7.
The Broadwell-K series processors are the successor of the Haswell Processors and finally going to be the first retail models by Intel which will include Iris Pro graphics. The Chipset Z97 and H97 will be made available as the Broadwell processors will be made compatible with the Socket 1150 platform. Anyhow, it is yet not sure that Intel is going to provide the BIOS upgrade to add the compatibility with the Broadwell processors, but it is assumed in the market that they might add the compatibility for the BIOS.
Broadwell-Kseries processors are going to have the SATA Express Support on board which is expected to drastically improve the SSD speed. The currently available processors delivers only 6GB/s SATA III transfer Ports. While the latest Broadwell-K series Processors will have transfer speed upto 10-16 GB/S which will make a noticeable improvement in the speed and performance of the IO transfers. In addition to all these features, Intel Broadwell-K Series processors will have support with the boot guard that will protect PCs form the attacks of Malware and also it will have the Rapid Start technologies with the Dynamic Cache Sharing. The broadwell-K series is expected to bring changes in the desktop processor market. Let’s see what happens.