The most awaited Game Developer Conference for the gamers out there has already started and Intel, one of the most popular chip makers has already used the event to showcase its latest products. These are stuff of charm for the hardcore gamers, obviously.
Intel has previewed its forthcoming 'Devil's Canyon' processor, which is an unlocked fourth-generation Core processor with packaging improvements to allow significant over-clocking.
The first chip in the family will go on sale mid-year, with an eight-core, 16-thread Extreme Edition with DDR4 memory support following in the second half of 2014. It will support the new Intel X99 chipset. This is the Haswell Core i7 Extreme Edition line and will be available in 2H 2014. Sadly, the company didn't provide any details on the processor model names or specifications.
That's not the only hardware that Intel has up its sleeves. Intel also gave a sneak peek into its next generation processor line up. The Broadwell line up, the 5th Gen Core processors codenamed Broadwell will come with the Intel 9 series chipset. It is reportedly said that the Broadwell processors will be the first desktop socketed processors running Iris Pro graphics.
Moreover, the chip-maker also announced a new technology called the Ready Mode Technology. It basically takes advantage of the power-saving state (C7 state) in Intel's 4th gen Core desktop processor combined with software and board level optimizations which enable OEM desktop computers that are instantly ready and always connected while using very low power.