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||L3cache||Graphics||Max GPUFrequency||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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This is something i have also been waiting for, although i will never be able to afford any of them.
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