Report: Intel to Launch Two New Dual-Core Haswell CPUs in Q3
The Celeron 2955U and Core i5-4200H Haswell CPUs reportedly will feature dual-cores, clock rates of 1.4 GHz and 2.8 GHz, respectively, and will be launched in September 2013.
According to CPU World, Intel has 20 different dual-core Haswell processors in the pipeline that range from the Celeron 2900 to the Core i7 series. Unconfirmed technical specifications have surfaced for two of these upcoming CPUs: the Celeron 2955U and the Core i5-4200H.
“Haswell HD Graphics”
Though the Celeron 2955U SoC is clocked at 1.4 GHz (the same frequency as the fastest mobile Celeron SKU on the market), the Celeron 1047U should offer 10 percent better performance due to improvements in Haswell’s microarchitecture. The 2955U also includes support for Intel 64 and Virtualization, an integrated Platform Control Hub (PCH), and some form of Intel HD Graphics.
The Core i5-4200H supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost and should provide 12 percent better performance than the upcoming i5-4200H CPU. Details on the i5-4200H’s integrated graphics are currently unavailable. The CPU will be produced in a BGA package and requires a separate PCH to operate.
The Celeron 2955U and Core i5-4200H are expected to be launched on September 1, 2013 at currently unknown price points.