Intel has been selling haswell processors for a while and now those are set to be replaced in the second half of 2014 with new and faster broadwell chips. In fact, Intel has announced some of these chips for desktop machines this week where the chip maker mentioned that its parts will support DDR4 memory as well.
Slated to be launched in the second half of 2014, one of these Broadwell parts will feature an eight-core Core i7 Extreme Edition aimed at gamers. It will have the most cores offered on desktop parts.
Haswell’s core count stopped at 6-cores and the increased count to 8-cores backed by new DDR4 RAM should make for better performance on computers using the chip. Intel is also using 22nm manufacturing process to make Broadwell processors and this makes them more power efficient than previous generations of chips and faster to boot.