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Eight New Haswell Refresh Processors Arriving Soon

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Eight new Intel processors have surfaced.

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 , July 21, 2014 6:35 PM
    a review of the 3.8ghz i3 will be nice
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    xcaninox , July 21, 2014 4:16 PM
    hmmmmmmm
  • 8 Hide
    helper800 , July 21, 2014 5:47 PM
    More options in the sub i5 processor area for some budget builds cannot hurt.
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    soldier44 , July 21, 2014 5:56 PM
    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.
  • 6 Hide
    helper800 , July 21, 2014 6:23 PM
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    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.


    This is something i have also been waiting for, although i will never be able to afford any of them.
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    west7 , July 21, 2014 6:35 PM
    a review of the 3.8ghz i3 will be nice
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    TechyInAZ , July 21, 2014 8:13 PM
    I don't get why they even made a i3 4370, because i3 4370 will cost the exact same as the faster i5 4430 quad core cpu. Since the most powerful haswell i3 right now is only 10 bucks less than i5 4430.
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    PEJUman , July 21, 2014 10:25 PM
    Quote:
    I don't get why they even made a i3 4370, because i3 4370 will cost the exact same as the faster i5 4430 quad core cpu. Since the most powerful haswell i3 right now is only 10 bucks less than i5 4430.

    to you and me, yeah.. the $10 is a no brainer.
    but to the target market for these i3 & pentiums, that $10 or less difference may mean something at 100+ units. Altenatively, the people who buys this just wanted a processor, didn't really care which.

    Just like me with clothing: "but sir, for a mere $10, you can get this levi's with the stone washed look".. didn't care, just give me the potato sack with 2 holes on it.
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    SteelCity1981 , July 21, 2014 11:18 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    I don't get why they even made a i3 4370, because i3 4370 will cost the exact same as the faster i5 4430 quad core cpu. Since the most powerful haswell i3 right now is only 10 bucks less than i5 4430.

    to you and me, yeah.. the $10 is a no brainer.
    but to the target market for these i3 & pentiums, that $10 or less difference may mean something at 100+ units. Altenatively, the people who buys this just wanted a processor, didn't really care which.

    Just like me with clothing: "but sir, for a mere $10, you can get this levi's with the stone washed look".. didn't care, just give me the potato sack with 2 holes on it.


    yeah I think comparing jeans to a potato sack is a bit fat fetched there as just about anyone in their right mind would buy jeans over a potato sack for 10 dollars, because you won't get into many places wearing two potato sacks as clothing. lol
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    tomfreak , July 22, 2014 12:07 AM
    3.8GHz i3 is still quite far away from the lowest i5. Intel need try harder to close this gap.
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    TEAMSWITCHER , July 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    How long will Intel customers have to wait for a Haswell-E Core processor? Does every other market segment have to be one generation ahead? Ivy Bridge-E was a huge disappointment, winning the top spot in reviews based more upon it's moxie rather than it's performance, Intel needs to move the desktop enthusiast processor updates to the beginning of each cycle instead of dead last. I can't think of any other tech business that treats it's most enthusiastic customers this way..
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    amk-aka-Phantom , July 22, 2014 5:50 AM
    Oh come on, new Haswell Pentiums? Why can India even get the first ones still?! When IB stocks run out, what am I going to build office PCs with?
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    CaptainTom , July 22, 2014 6:54 AM
    You could still overclock that 3.8 GHz i3 to 4.0 GHz with the BLCK couldn't you? I wonder if that would beat the cheapest i5... Test it Tomshardware!
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    popatim , July 22, 2014 12:45 PM
    Anyone else have the pricing cut off by the "Most Populat Articles" listing ont he right side panel?
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    mapesdhs , July 22, 2014 2:22 PM
    Quote:
    Just like me with clothing: "but sir, for a mere $10, you can get this levi's with the stone washed look".. didn't care, just give me the potato sack with 2 holes on it.


    That's the funniest thing I've read today. :D 

    Ian.


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    all stalked out , July 28, 2014 11:20 AM
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    Quote:
    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.


    This is something i have also been waiting for, although i will never be able to afford any of them.

    Quote:
    Quote:
    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.


    This is something i have also been waiting for, although i will never be able to afford any of them.

    Quote:
    Quote:
    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.


    This is something i have also been waiting for, although i will never be able to afford any of them.


    There not gonna be great options for the majority of people, From what I've read so far there clocked lower so there going to lose out on anything other than what uses all the cores. For example gaming, The e chips have a great platform for multi gpu systems but the low clock on the eight core is going to leave it lagging behind many 4 and 6 core versions such as sandy/ivy e and even devil's canyon probably. I might be totally wrong but I don't see how it will make up the shortfall in those sorts of circumstances.
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    Duckhunt , August 16, 2014 6:26 PM
    We need the standard to be 25W TDPs with quad core 3ghz CPUs soldered onto the motherboards for NAS builds. Why soldered? to get the price down. We can set up the NASes with different OSs/Front ends so we can push software design. This will drive up the efficiency and drive down costs. We need economies of scale to bring down NAS prices. The key is to be snappy performance at min 1600p over the Gb/s Ethernet.