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Eight New Haswell Refresh Processors Arriving Soon

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.

ModelCores /ThreadsFrequencyL3cacheGraphicsMax GPUFrequencyMemoryTDPPrice
Pentium G32502 / 23.2 GHz3 MBHD1100 MHzDDR3-133353W$64
Pentium G3250T2 / 22.8 GHz3 MBHD1100 MHzDDR3-133335W$64
Pentium G3450T2 / 22.9 GHz3 MBHD1100 MHzDDR3-160035W$75
Pentium G34602 / 23.5 GHz3 MBHD1100 MHzDDR3-160053W$86
Core i3-41602 / 43.6 GHz3 MBHD 44001150 MHzDDR3-160054W$117
Core i3-4160T2 / 43.1 GHz3 MBHD 44001150 MHzDDR3-160035W$117
Core i3-4360T2 / 43.2 GHz4 MBHD 46001150 MHzDDR3-160035W$138
Core i3-43702 / 43.8 GHz4 MBHD 46001150 MHzDDR3-160054W$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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  • xcaninox
    hmmmmmmm
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  • helper800
    More options in the sub i5 processor area for some budget builds cannot hurt.
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  • soldier44
    Waiting on the native 8 core i7 refresh this Fall.
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  • helper800
    13771510 said:
    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
    a review of the 3.8ghz i3 will be nice
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  • TechyInAZ
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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