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Report: Intel Haswell to be Released on June 2, 2013

Consumers apparently will be able to get their Haswell processors beginning on June 2. The slides indicate that Intel is preparing 14 different desktop SKUs as well as seven mobile SKUs for launch.

Of course, Sunday, June 2 as the introduction date for Haswell is still speculation at this point, but Intel traditionally launches new architectures on Sundays and there is no reason to believe that the company will break this tradition with Haswell. The extended introduction is likely due to the Computex tradeshow, which opens its doors on June 4 to 8.

Haswell therefore arrives substantially later than originally anticipated and it appears that Intel's product cadence has become much more elastic recently. The original tick-tock model that was introduced in 2006 predicted die shrinks in uneven years and new architectures in even years. With the a June launch date, Intel is about six months behind its own plan.

The information posted by VR-Zone also reveals a slight change in the sequence numbering system. The models Core i7-4930MX, Core i7-4900MQ, Core i7-4800MQ, Core i7-4702HQ, Core i7-4700HQ, Core i7-4702MQ and Core i7-4700MQ switch their name extensions from "QM" to "MQ". HQ models are new in the lineup.

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  • acadia11
    Ah... Back to the good old days when intel could take its sweet time and charge whatever it wanted withnAMD so far behind!
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  • Reynod
    I heard these things were so good they had to break them a little bit to ensure the next iteration was slightly faster ... hence you may notice a slight dent in the upper corner of the die where the QA Engineer adjusted them accordingly.

    :)
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  • Lord Captivus
    "14 different desktop SKUs"!! I dont think there are so many kinds of users...
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  • killerclick
    And probably only 15% faster than Ivy or something like that. It's all about low power laptops now, we desktop gamers are an afterthought for Intel and AMD.
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  • Sakkura
    Lord Captivus"14 different desktop SKUs"!! I dont think there are so many kinds of users...Well there are currently 26 Ivy Bridge desktop SKUs, so...
    (keep in mind many of the chips come in -S and -T varieties too, plus you have chips that only vary on the IGP side)
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  • So much for all of the fanboys insisting that Intel is going to deliver 14nm CPUs in 2013 ahead of the 14nm ARM CPUs, LOL. If you believe that they are going to deliver a 14nm die shrink of Haswell less than 6 months after Haswell, I have a bridge to sell you.

    But let's be very clear on one thing, it couldn't be that Intel is having problems with Haswell, they're delaying it on purpose because AMD sucks. ROFL, yeah right.
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  • Sumukh_Bhagat
    I want those Processors...
    But sadly I have this Gen CPU :(
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  • tului
    lostmyclanwill have Vt-x and Vt-d ? í'll stick with a 3770k for a long timeThe 3770K only has VT-x not VT-d though.
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  • azxcvbnm321
    I think the slowdown is deliberate because they're really only competing against themselves now and releasing an even faster CPU won't drive sales any further. It's pointless for Intel to keep on releasing better CPUs as the top CPUs are already good enough for 95% of the people out there, only in special circumstances do some people require faster CPUs.

    Not since the early-mid 1990's has Intel enjoyed this type of dominance. Back then, they deliberately did not release their fastest architecture, the 486 was released years after it was ready, same with Pentium (x586). We might see a repeat of those days now that AMD is not competitive and has no chance of catching up within the next 4 years or so. It could take that long for AMD just to catch up with Ivy Bridge, and I'm talking about matching performance on all levels, not on just select heavily threaded applications.
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  • icemunk
    azxcvbnm321I think the slowdown is deliberate because they're really only competing against themselves now and releasing an even faster CPU won't drive sales any further. It's pointless for Intel to keep on releasing better CPUs as the top CPUs are already good enough for 95% of the people out there, only in special circumstances do some people require faster CPUs. Not since the early-mid 1990's has Intel enjoyed this type of dominance. Back then, they deliberately did not release their fastest architecture, the 486 was released years after it was ready, same with Pentium (x586). We might see a repeat of those days now that AMD is not competitive and has no chance of catching up within the next 4 years or so. It could take that long for AMD just to catch up with Ivy Bridge, and I'm talking about matching performance on all levels, not on just select heavily threaded applications.
    You're right. I spoke with a Intel engineer and they said they were no longer focusing on speed, and more focused on energy efficiency/reduction. They are only growing CPU speeds at 10% per year right now.
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