Intel Announces Plans For An 8-Core CPU With Support For DDR4

The chip giant is back in business! The desktop side of the business, that is. For far too long the company has focused on mobile processors, but the company is ready to return to its desktop PC roots.

It has just made official a new beast with 8 cores and 16 threads. Mamma Mia!

Even the press release that Intel fired off talks about reinvention of the desktop computing, and it reveals that this new chip that should be out in the second half of 2014 will be part of the company’s Extreme Edition family of processors.

Support for DDR4 memory comes standard on this upcoming Core i7 CPU, though further details on its clock speed and price are not available. Expect to part ways with a heavy bag of coins, nevertheless.

The chip maker is also ready to launch an unlocked fourth generation Core processor (codenamed Devil’s Canyon) in the middle of the year that will provide an improved thermal interface and packaging to ensure much better overclocking.

Enthusiasts be pleased.

Good news for nostalgia lovers too, because Intel plans to release an Anniversary Edition of its Pentium processor in an effort to celebrate the popular brand that launched nearly 21 years back. It, too, is due out in the second half of the year.

And to top it all off, the company also hinted that the upcoming fifth generation Broadwell line of CPUs will come with Iris Pro Graphics and in unlocked versions. No release dates, though.

  • Jason Claven

    Pentium processor re-release is a great idea. It’s always good to see a company like Intel getting back to their roots instead of trying to be something they’re not.

  • Sally Black

    I can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that the little chip pictured can do all it does. Amazing to think about that, but as jason said, Intel should stick to what they know.

  • Wayne S

    Great news! The anniversary release has my name all over it! 🙂