Reuters: Intel CEO says Broadwell PCs for sale by holidays

Subject: Processors | May 19, 2014 - 11:13 AM |
Tagged: Intel, Broadwell, z97, krzanich

Apparently attending Maker Faire gets you more than a look at the latest hacked gadgets produced by the community. Reuters got to talk with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich who confirmed that the company's upcoming Broadwell architecture processors using the new 14nm process technology would be on store shelves in time for the holidays.

"I can guarantee for holiday, and not at the last second of holiday," Krzanich said in an interview. "Back to school - that's a tight one. Back to school you have to really have it on-shelf in July, August. That's going to be tough."

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Dissecting that comment we can assume that Broadwell will likely be made available in September or October of this year. This becomes the most precise word from the mouth of Intel about the release of these new parts but of course there wasn't much detail to be had. Though "computers" was mentioned he did not specify notebooks, all-in-ones or desktops. And more importantly for our readers, he did not specify anything about the socketed parts we have been promised would run on the newly released Intel Z97 chipset.

Source: Reuters

May 19, 2014 | 03:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Something is happening in my pants...

May 19, 2014 | 03:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Get a 6 core laptop SKU for gaming, but make sure the integrated GPU can be used along with any descrete Graphics, even if the integrated GPU is only used for number crunching/game physics while the descrete runs the graphics. No more of this either or crap, get your driver house in order, or start selling CPUs without integrated GPUs for high end Gaming laptops. More cores will always be better for gaming than your Intel "Pro" graphics.

May 19, 2014 | 04:06 PM - Posted by Martin Trautvetter

I wonder if this is just a soft letdown for the analysts, or if Intel truly doesn't know if they'll get proper product off the wafers they're already running right now.

May 19, 2014 | 04:17 PM - Posted by Ophelos

Hell with broadwell, just bring on Skylake with DDR4 support already.. :)

May 19, 2014 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Dream76 (not verified)

Question is should i upgrade my 2nd Gen i5 running 4.3GHz for this? Because damn, $#@! happens fast enough as it is...

May 20, 2014 | 12:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

lol good one.

Intel's roadmaps since Sandy Bridge stated they were strictly focusing on the iGPU until at least Skylake. Broadwell is a complete redesign of the iGPU.

I fear there is nothing to look forward to on the x86 development front until silicons replacement comes. There just isn't enough shrinks left to carry both x86 and iGPU's forward at the same time.

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