When Intel launches its new Broadwell desktop processors in a few months, the company will only be releasing two socket LGA 1150 components, according to reports. The two processors, the Core i5 5675C and the Core i7 5775C, are both unlocked but for reasons unknown have adopted a new “C” lettering to indicate that they’re unlocked rather than the traditional “K” lettering.
It has been rumored that there will only be a short gap between the launch of Intel’s socketed Broadwell and Skylake CPUs for desktop systems, and as such, the company will only launch two LGA 1150 Broadwell-based CPUs onto the market. A report from VR-Zone details the two desktop Broadwell processors, manufactured using a 14nm process, that are expected to launch during Q2 2015. Both fully unlocked quad-core parts with Hyper-Threading, the Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C will have a rated TDP of 65W, support for DDR3L-1600 memory, and come with Iris Pro 6200 graphics. As for clock speeds, the i7-5775C features a base clock of 3.3 GHz that can Turbo up to 3.7 GHz, alongside 6 MB of L3 cache. The i5-5675C is a 3.1 GHz part that boosts up to 3.6 GHz, alongside 4 MB of L3 cache. Both of these CPUs have more modest specifications compared to their unlocked Haswell brothers, the i7-4790K and i5-4690K, the former of which is clocked at 4.0 GHz with a 4.4 GHz Turbo clock. With overclocking it could be another story, but it appears Intel is saving the next wave of high-performance CPUs for the Skylake launch.