Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
FIDO Alliance Specifications Add Support for NFC and Bluetooth
Apple Music Goes Live
New Acer Curved IPS Display Comes With AMD FreeSync Support
New Meizu MX5 Unveils In China
Apple Behind E-Books Price-fixing Scheme, Court Rules
EU To End Roaming Charges in 2017
Huawei Honor 7 Relased With 20MP phase-detection Camera
Sprint Has A New, All-included Rate Plan For You
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel O...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Intel Officially Launches The Z97 Chipset


Today Intel is officially launching two mainstream 9-series chipsets, with Z97 and H97 motherboards based on the new silicon also go on sale today, supporting the LGA1150 socket.

Compared to the existing 8-series, the new 9-series chipsets introduce more storage options, including SATA Express and M.2. The Z97 is the overclocking platform aimed at multiple GPUs whereas H97 is a cheaper option with Intel's Small Business Advantage add-on with certain firmware versions.

Both new chipsets are intended for high-end desktops, the main difference bewtween the new 9-series chipsets is that Z97 supports processor overclocking when paired with an unlocked Intel CPU, while H97 does not. Both chipsets will support current LGA1150 processors (Haswell) and future ones (Broadwell).

Compared to the previous generation Z87, the Z97 has support for the M.2 SSD form factor, additional silicon resource on the chipset for SATA Express, and support for Devil's Canyon CPUs.

The 9-series chipsets offer a total of 14 USB ports (up to six of those can be USB 3.0), up to six SATA III ports, an integrated gigabit Ethernet controller, and a total of eight PCI Express 2.0 lanes for connectivity to other peripherals like Wi-Fi adapters and SSDs.

With 9-series, Intel is enabling Rapid Storage Technology 13, allowing UEFI support, RAID 0/1/5/10 on chipset ports and TRIM in RAID 0 SSD configurations. With M.2 and SATA Express, the RST will solely be for a PCIe x2 slot).

With RST13 / 9-series, Intel is supporting the Rapid Start Technology with 16 GB of storage. This would allow systems to enter a sleep state, write the contents of DRAM to the SSD cache, and then resume to active use.

Formerly known as next-generation form factor (NGFF), M.2 is the replacement for the mSATA interface found on some motherboards.

Intel's M.2 implementation on Z97 runs off PCI Express and uses two of the chipset's PCIe 2.0 lanes for storage duties, meaning a potential 1GB/s bandwidth on tap. Real-world transfer speeds are likely to be no more than 850MB/s - higher than the 600MB/s available to SATA III drives.
A handful of PC OEMs are already shipping products that use PCI Express-connected storage rather than mSATA for their SSDsmore full-size motherboards alongside the usual SATA ports.

Next, Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT) feature has received an upgrade. SRT allows you to use a solid-state cache that's 16GB or larger in size alongside a traditional mechanical hard drive to speed up launch times for your most frequently-used applications while providing a cheaper pool of storage than a regular solid-state drive. Previously, the feature required separate solid-state and mechanical hard drives connected to separate connectors. Now, SRT supports hybrid hard drives with integrated flash storage, obviating the need for different drives. PCs can also use a single SSD cache to support both SRT and the related Rapid Start Technology.

Z97 also offers additional security by way of Intel Device Protection with Boot Guard. Device Protection Technology, among a few other things, prevents "unauthroized boot loaders" from working on Intel-powered Android tablets. The 9-series chipsets introduce this feature to Core-powered systems with the refreshed Haswell CPUs.

This security technology works through a combination of software and Haswell-architecture hardware to decrease the chances of malware and rootkits being installed on the machine.

All the major motherboard manufacturers will have 9-series based products up for purchase today, ranging from $120 to $400.

For the refresh, Intel is launching a 42 new SKUs. Prices for batches of a thousand will range from $42 to $303 on the desktop and $75 to $434 in mobile:

Intel Haswell Refresh CPU List (Desktop)
New SKU
Cores 
Base
Turbo
L3 Cache
IGP
TDP / W
Intel
List
Price
Celeron G1840
2 / 2
2800
-
2 MB
HD (Haswell)
53
$42
Celeron G1840T
2 / 2
2500
-
2 MB
HD (Haswell)
35
$42
Celeron G1850
2 / 2
2900
-
2 MB
HD (Haswell)
53
$52
Pentium G3240
2 / 2
3100
-
3 MB
HD (Haswell)
53
$64
Pentium G3240T
2 / 2
2700
-
3 MB
HD (Haswell)
35
$64
Pentium G3440
2 / 2
3300
-
3 MB
HD (Haswell)
53
$75
Pentium G3440T
2 / 2
2800
-
3 MB
HD (Haswell)
35
$75
Pentium G3450
2 / 2
3400
-
3 MB
HD (Haswell)
53
$86
Core i3-4150
2 / 4
3500
-
3 MB
HD 4400
54
$117
Core i3-4150T
2 / 4
3000
-
3 MB
HD 4400
35
$117
Core i3-4350
2 / 4
3600
-
4 MB
HD 4600
54
$138
Core i3-4350T
2 / 4
3100
-
4 MB
HD 4600
35
$138
Core i3-4360
2 / 4
3700
-
4 MB
HD 4600
54
$149
Core i5-4460
4 / 4
3200
3400
6 MB
HD 4600
84
$182
Core i5-4460S
4 / 4
2900
-
6 MB
HD 4600
65
$182
Core i5-4590
4 / 4
3300
3700
6 MB
HD 4600
84
$192
Core i5-4590S
4 / 4
3000
3700
6 MB
HD 4600
65
$192
Core i5-4590T
4 / 4
2000
-
6 MB
HD 4600
35
$192
Core i5-4690
4 / 4
3500
3900
6 MB
HD 4600
84
$213
Core i5-4690S
4 / 4
3200
3900
6 MB
HD 4600
65
$213
Core i5-4690T
4 / 4
2500
-
6 MB
HD 4600
45
$213
Core i7-4785T
4 / 8
2200
-
8 MB
HD 4600
35
$303
Core i7-4790
4 / 8
3600
4000
8 MB
HD 4600
84
$303
Core i7-4790S
4 / 8
3200
4000
8 MB
HD 4600
65
$303
Core i7-4790T
4 / 8
2700
-
8 MB
HD 4600
45
$303

 

Haswell Celeron
 
Celeron G1840
2.8 GHz (New)
Celeron G1830
2.8 GHz (Current)
CPU Speed
2.8 GHz
2.8 GHz
Cores
2
2
Threads
2
2
L2 Cache
512 KB
512 KB
L3 Cache
2048 KB
2048 KB
IGP
HD (Haswell)
HD (Haswell)
IGP Frequency
Unknown
1050
TDP
53W
53W
Price
$42
$52

 

Haswell Core i7
 
Core i7-4790
(New)
Core i7-4771
(Current)
CPU Speed
3600 MHz / 4000 MHz
3500 MHz / 3900 MHz
Cores
4
4
Threads
8
8
L2 Cache
1024 KB
1024 KB
L3 Cache
8192 KB
8192 KB
IGP
HD 4600
HD 4600
IGP Frequency
350 / 1200 MHz
350 MHz / 1200 MHz
TDP
84W
84W
Price
$303
$314 (OEM) / $320 (box)

 

Last but definitely not the upcoming Intel Devil's Canyon chips will be unlocked and are expected to appear at Computex this June.

Intel has already provided details for the Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K chips:

  • Core i7-4790K: Base freq 4.0GHz, Turbo Boost freq 4.4GHz, 4 cores/8 threads, 8MB cache, TDP of 88W
  • Core i5-4690K: Base freq 3.5GHz, Turbo Boost freq 3.9GHz, 4 cores/4 threads, 6MB cache, TDP of 88W

Both chips also support 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4600 with a dynamic frequency of 1250MHz. Their TDPs is at 88W.

Despite their high clocks, the i7 Devil's Canyon chips will be able to operate without requiring any special cooling, thanks to the an 'improved thermal interface material (TIM)' and updated their packaging, according to Intel.





Previous
Next
Samsung To Release Tizen Smartphone Soon        All News        Motorola's Moto E Is Just Another Low-end Phone
LG To Offer Three New G Pad Tablets     PC Parts News      Chinese Xiaomi To Enter The Tablet Market

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Eyes Future of Wearables With Acquisition Of Recon
Intel To Provide Details of Current Chips, Potential Technologies for the Future of Moore's Law
Intel Releases Game Optimizations and New Drivers for Intel Graphics
Intel To Invest $125M In Technology Companies Run By Females
Intel Opens Lab to Advance Big Data Solutions for Healthcare, Smart Cities
Computex: Intel Introduces 5th Gen Intel Core Broadwell-H Processors, Thunderbolt 3, IoT And Unite Tele-conference Platform
Intel to Acquire Altera For $16.7 Billion
New Intel Purley Xeon Processors Coming in 2017
Fujitsu and Intel To Collaborate On IoT Platform
Intel Advances Cloud Efforts with New Collaboration
Intel Xeon E7 v3 Processor Series Debuts
Intel Accelerates Data Centers With New SSD DC S3510 Series

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .