Intel Quietly Launches Ten New Mobile Processors

These are all mobile processors and the nine new Haswell additions are split between Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 families. The four new Core i5 processors are the 4310M, the 4310U, the 4340M, and the 4360U. All four boast two hyper-threaded cores and pack 3 MB of L3 cache. The Core i5-4310M features Intel HD 4600 graphics and is clocked to 2.7 GHz while the Core i5-4310U is clocked to 2 GHz and features Intel HD 4400 graphics. These are priced at $225 and $281, respectively. The Core i5-4340M boasts a frequency of 2.9 GHz and HD 4600 graphics and is priced at $266. Rounding out the new additions to Core i5 family is the Core I5-4360U. This chip sports a 1.5 GHz frequency, HD 5000 graphics and a price tag that reads $315.

The new Core i7s include the Core I7-4940MX Extreme Edition, which debuts at $1096. This quad-core CPU packs 8 MB of L3 cache, a clock speed of 3.1 GHz, and integrated HD 4600 graphics. Next up is the quad-core Core i7-4910MQ with 8 MB of L3 cache, clock speed of 2.9 GHz and HD 4600 graphics. It’s priced at $568. The Core i7-4810MQ is clocked at 2.8 GHz, packs HD 4600 graphics, and costs $378, while the Core i7-4860HQ is clocked to 2.4 GHz, boasts HD 5200 graphics and costs $434. Both include 6 MB of L3 cache. Lastly, there’s the Core i7-4610M, which packs 4 MB of L3 cache, two cores and a 3 GHz clock speed. It costs $346 and comes with HD 4600 graphics.

Rounding out the lot is a new uLV Celeron. This dual-core CPU is clocked to 1.1 GHz and packs 2 MB of L3 cache. It’s priced at $107.

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  • danwat1234
    I'm assuming the 4940MX had a turbo of 4GHZ, so it's 100MHZ faster in both the base clock and the turbo clock versus the 4930MX. Not much performance increase there. Overclocking opportunities on laptops with good cooling solutions? There is no more FSB so it's more complicated.
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  • jerm1027
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    There is no more FSB so it's more complicated.
    I'm not sure if you've just been living under a rock, or simply don't know what FSB is. Front Side Bus was the connection of the north bridge to the CPU. Tweaking the FSB had the unwanted side effect of also changing memory speed as well, since at the time the memory controller was on the northbridge chipset. So, you had a series of checks and balances, and actually had to run stress tests on your memory in addition to the CPU. With modern unlocked CPUs, there isn't an FSB because a lot of the northbridge (or chipset) is integrated into the CPU itself, and has been replaced by faster standards (DMI, QPI, or HyperTransport). Since the multiplier is unlocked, you can just raise that to overclock and done. No memory to worry about, don't have to worry about your northbridge, memory controller, etc. It's actually gotten simpler.
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  • guvnaguy
    While I'm all for lots of options, I must say I miss the Core 2 days when there were far fewer numbers and letters to keep track of. I barely get the naming scheme now.
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