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Unlocked Intel Broadwell CPUs not expected until late 2014

Posted on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 13:49:57 CEST by

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The Tech Report spreads news that even though Intel's Broadwell will likely hit the retail market in spring or summer of 2014, it seems the desktop market won't get Broadwell until late 2014. A leaked desktop roadmap shows the Broadwell-K is also the only LGA1150 Broadwell chip on Intel's roadmap, lending credibility to rumors that low-end Broadwell CPUs may only be offered pre-soldered onto desktop motherboards.
The guys at VR-Zone got their hands on a leaked roadmap, and they claim that Broadwell-K isn't due out until the fourth quarter of 2014. The chip will fit inside an LGA1150 package, they say, although it "may not be compatible with older 1150 motherboards because of a change to Intel's power specifications." The K suffix, of course, means there should be no restrictions on multiplier-based overclocking.

Interestingly, VR-Zone's desktop roadmap shows no other Broadwell processors scheduled for 2014—or even early 2015. A Haswell refresh platform will apparently show up some time before Broadwell-K next year, but that's about it.
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