Intel’s Haswell platform out in 1st Half 2013

By on February 11, 2012
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Prepare for socket LGA 1150.

In a leaked slideshow, published by DonanimHaber, a roadmap for Intel’s current and upcomming processors has been revealed. We all know that the new Ivy Bridge processors are just about to be launched in April, but what happens after that?

Well, as you can see, the new slideshow does reveal some info on the next platform after Ivy Bridge, which is currently codenamed Haswell and is expected to be out somewhere around March to June 2013. While Ivy Bridge brings Intel’s Sandy bridge architecture to the 22nm process, Haswell will improve upon it by adding support for Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX), Advanced Vector Extension 2 (AVX2), Thunderbolt, DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 3.2, and native Windows 8 support.

Of course, the new processors also mean new socket, which in the case of Haswell is going to be LGA 1150. That’s 5 pins down from the current Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge architecture of LGA 1155.


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