Mainboards for Intel Core i “Haswell” Are Ready: Asrock Set to Demo Intel 8-Series Platforms Next Week.
Asrock to Show Off LGA1150 Mainboards for Intel “Haswell” Processors at CeBIT Trade-Show
[03/01/2013 03:11 PM]
by Anton Shilov
Intel Corp. plans to formally launch its next-generation Core i-series “Haswell” central processing units only in June, but mainboard makers seem to be ready for the new chip well ahead of the official launch. Asrock, one of the world’s largest makers of motherboards, plans to demonstrate its platforms with LGA1150 sockets already next week at CeBIT trade-show.
At the world’s largest IT exhibition, Asrock intends to show off mainboards powered by Intel’s upcoming 8-series chipset, such as Z87 Extreme6, Z87 Pro4-M, H87 Pro4 and B85M. Unfortunately, due to restrictions by the chip designer, the mainboards will only be present statically and will not demonstrate work of code-named Haswell microprocessors. Nonetheless, given that the design of actual motherboards is ready, Asrock may start sales of the platforms as soon as it is allowed to.
Based on the lineup of LGA1150 mainboards that Asrock intends to show at CeBIT, it is clear that the company wants to target performance-enthusiasts, multimedia-interested users as well as business customers with its platforms for Intel Core i-series 4000-family “Haswell” microprocessors.
Other makers of mainboards will likely follow Asrock and demonstrate their Intel 8-series chipsets-based motherboards with LGA1150 sockets at the upcoming trade-show next week.
I am curious about the launch date of Haswell. It is assumed based near as I can tell on "leaked" documents that Haswell will be released at the end of May early June but this is not official. The original date was supposed to be in April. With the chip already in production and motherboard manufacturers showing off their boards then maybe we are headed for a release in early May or even April?
"Intel Corp. plans to formally launch its next-generation Core i-series “Haswell” central processing units only in June, but mainboard makers seem to be ready for the new chip well ahead of the official launch. Asrock, one of the world’s largest makers of motherboards, plans to demonstrate its platforms with LGA1150 sockets already next week at CeBIT trade-show."
[Yep, CeBIT starts next Tuesday and it's a very nice opportunity to build on the great MWC 2013 and Altera/Acronix news, especially Haswell. Haswell is a mere 3 months out and it's time to get excited. Good news is coming in waves...]
Haswell is the only CPU that will play in the new sockets. Haswell has the onchip voltage regulator unlike any previous Intel CPU. Did they pop the CPU before showing the board or did they show it with Haswell installed?
It will be too bad that PaulO can't be at the intro. Maybe they will time it for the shareholder meeting and his retierment. It is very close.