March 5, 2013

AsRock ready to launch "Haswell" ready motherboards

Intel plans to formally release their next generation of Core i branded processors, codenamed "Haswell", in June 2013. Motherboard makers such as AsRock seems to be well ahead of the game, as they are already developing motherboards for the new processors. AsRock plans to demonstrate their new platforms with the LGA1150 socket at the CeBIT trade-show this week.

AsRock intends to show off their newest boards based off the upcoming 8-series chipset, such as the Z87 Extreme6, Z87 Pro4-M, H87 Pro4 and B85M at the world's largest tech exhibition. Intel "Haswell" processors for mainstream desktops and laptops will be similar to the current "Sandy Bridge" and "Ivy Bridge" chips and will continue to carry the same amount of cores and threads. The micro-architecture is completely different on the new "Haswell" processors though. The new processors will continue to rely on dual-channel DDR3/DDR3L memory controller with DDR power gating to support trim idle power consumption. The processor has some slight improvements such as three PCIe 3.0 controllers, improved Turbo Boost technology, and more technologies that will be announced later.

Martin Tam is an editor and the Director of Video Production at [blank]’s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast that particularly enjoys computers and photography. He enjoys breaking things and sleeping in his spare time.