Distributors and vendors are stocking up in preparation for release in “early” September and while we cant share pricing, stock, or any specific model information, here is what we can summarize;
MSI has refreshed their entire Z97 and X99 line to include USB3.1 support! These models can easily be identified by the ‘A’ in their name (X99-A / Z97-A) and sport a mix of type A and type C connectors.
For those not already familiar with the new USB 3.1 technology, it offers multiple advantages over standard USB 3.0 ports. First and foremost as you would expect, transfer speeds have significantly improved with real world benchmarks showing 50-75% increases over USB 3.0 in reads and 30-50% in writes depending on the environment. Secondly, with USB 3.1 comes the Type C connector, much smaller than standard USB connectors and best of all, it’s reversible!
Expected to launch and some point in September the X99 Haswell-E chipset is the first consumer motherboard series to support DDR4 memory. Here at Evatech we are getting a lot of questions from customers asking if they should bother waiting for this or not so we thought we would take the time to address it publicly online.
From what we know so far, there will be 3 new CPU sku’s, the 5820K, 5930K and 5960X. At this point the price points are still just rumors but according to Niels Broekhuijsen over at Tomshardware we expect them to start at around the $450 AUD mark and go all the way up to $1100 for the top of the line model.
Delivering higher performance with lower power consumption, the code named ‘Devil’s Canyon’ range of new Haswell based CPUs has arrived. Now available in all our Intel CPU based custom PCs with a large range of Z97 and H97 chipset motherboards.
All in all there are now 10 new CPUs to choose from, here to replace the old Haswell line up, with improved clock speeds and integrated graphics performance. To see the full range checkout our Intel CPU category – here.
Checkout our new Devil Canyon ready custom PC’s today via the links below at our custom Gaming PC page here.