Intel’s Haswell-E To Bring DDR4 Support And Arrive In Late 2014

/ 7 years ago


A new roadmap of Intel products has been leaked and it shows details on the distant future release of the Intel HEDT Haswell-E platform. Apparently the new Haswell-E “Lituya Bay” platform, which will succeed the yet-to-be-released Ivy Bridge-E platform, will bring the first consumer DDR4 support.

SK Hynix and Micron discussed the possibility of bringing DDR4 to the Haswell-E platform at Intel’s Developer Forum 2013 event. This would make sense as we saw companies like Crucial showing off their DDR4 modules at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event in Las Vegas. However, it is to be expected that DDR4 will arrive in the server and business market much earlier than in the consumer market.

That said, apparently it was revealed at IDF 2013 that Intel’s Haswell-E HEDT platform would be the first to bring DDR4 memory support with a DDR4 IMC (integrated memory controller). The latest roadmap would suggest we will see Haswell-E at the end of 2014 and early 2015 meaning that Ivy Bridge-E will only have a 1 year “shelf-life”.

It is expected Haswell-E will retain LGA 2011 socket compatibility and will still be based off 22nm technology, although the above roadmap is misleading. We will see the 14nm Skylake platform launch after Haswell-E in early 2015. Both Haswell-E and Skylake are listed as LGA socket processors meaning there is no danger of Intel exiting the DIY CPU market any time soon like some had previously anticipated.

What are your thoughts on Haswell-E bringing DDR4 support and arriving in late 2014?


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