Eight New Haswell Refresh Processors Arriving Soon

Intel has released eight new Haswell Refresh processors. Four of these are Intel Core i3 processors, while the other four are Pentium processors. Of each four, two are low-power "T" variants.

The chips follow the usual specifications that we're accustomed to: the Pentium chips carry two cores without hyperthreading, and the Core i3 chips carry two cores with hyperthreading. The frequencies of the chips have been boosted by about 100 MHz over their Haswell predecessors.

Model

Cores /
Threads

Frequency

L3
cache

Graphics

Max GPU
Frequency

Memory

TDP

Price

Pentium G3250

2 / 2

3.2 GHz

3 MB

HD

1100 MHz

DDR3-1333

53W

$64

Pentium G3250T

2 / 2

2.8 GHz

3 MB

HD

1100 MHz

DDR3-1333

35W

$64

Pentium G3450T

2 / 2

2.9 GHz

3 MB

HD

1100 MHz

DDR3-1600

35W

$75

Pentium G3460

2 / 2

3.5 GHz

3 MB

HD

1100 MHz

DDR3-1600

53W

$86

Core i3-4160

2 / 4

3.6 GHz

3 MB

HD 4400

1150 MHz

DDR3-1600

54W

$117

Core i3-4160T

2 / 4

3.1 GHz

3 MB

HD 4400

1150 MHz

DDR3-1600

35W

$117

Core i3-4360T

2 / 4

3.2 GHz

4 MB

HD 4600

1150 MHz

DDR3-1600

35W

$138

Core i3-4370

2 / 4

3.8 GHz

4 MB

HD 4600

1150 MHz

DDR3-1600

54W

$149

All of the chips are built on the 22 nm lithographic process, and carry TDPs of either 53 W, or 35 W for the low-power variants. As with all Haswell Refresh processors, these chips carry nothing new apart from raised clock speeds. The prices of some have dropped a little, so if you're in the market for a new chip, they are worth a look. But don't regret buying a Haswell (non-Refresh) chip if you find one for a slightly lower price than the new variants; you won't be missing much.

No exact word on availability, although we usually see CPUs arrive at most retailers mere weeks from when we hear about them.

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  • west7
    a review of the 3.8ghz i3 will be nice
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  • xcaninox
    hmmmmmmm
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  • helper800
    More options in the sub i5 processor area for some budget builds cannot hurt.
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  • soldier44
    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.
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