Intel Haswell Refresh Lineup Expected in Q2

With CES over, and MWC just around the corner, we'll soon be on our way to Computex in June. It's the show for PC hardware and components, and it looks like we might see some machines based on updated Haswell chips at Computex 2014.

According to Digitimes, Intel's next generation Haswell Refresh processors are expected to hit retail channel availability in May. The site doesn't offer details on a source for this information but says Q22014 will bring approximately 20 new SKUs across its Core i-series, Pentium, and Celeron brands. This includes Core i7-4790, Core i5-4690, Core i5-4590, Core i3-4360, Pentium G3450 and Celeron G1840 as well as Core i7-4790S, Core i5-4590S and Core i3-4150T in the low-power segment.

Intel announced Haswell at Computex Taipei in 2013. Based on the 22 nm process, Haswell will be succeeded by Broadwell, which is scheduled to begin production in Q1 of this year. Back in October, Intel revealed that the chips, based on the 14 nm process, won't be available until later this year due to a delay caused by a 'defect density issue,' (that's too many defect chips per circuit print to you and me). Intel first showcased Broadwell at IDF in September, promising a 30 percent improvement in power consumption compared to the 2013 Haswell chips.

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  • guvnaguy
    Are there any spec. differences with these newer Haswells?
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  • artk2219
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    Are there any spec. differences with these newer Haswells?
    Probably just refined the process a bit, higher clocks, lower temperatures, lower power consumption, probably nothing earth shattering but maybe a 1 - 5 percent difference in all of those is possible, which could make all the difference in the world for certain chip applications. What would be awesome is if they offered 6 core chips with no HT that slotted into socket 1150. They would have to disable HT to differentiate between the socket 1150 and 2011 6 core chips. I doubt it'll happen but it would be awesome if it did.
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  • DBGT_87
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    Are there any spec. differences with these newer Haswells?
    Probably just refined the process a bit, higher clocks, lower temperatures, lower power consumption, probably nothing earth shattering but maybe a 1 - 5 percent difference in all of those is possible, which could make all the difference in the world for certain chip applications. What would be awesome is if they offered 6 core chips with no HT that slotted into socket 1150. They would have to disable HT to differentiate between the socket 1150 and 2011 6 core chips. I doubt it'll happen but it would be awesome if it did.
    If they did nobody will buy LGA2011
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