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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
    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
    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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  • danwat1234
    Hopefully they'll be able to crank up the clockspeed of the top end Extreme Mobile Chip segment, higher than the existing Haswell 3940MX (3GHZ/3.9GHZ). AMD's Kaveri can't compete with the mobile segment as far as CPU power in concerned unless this time they finally make some mobile CPUs that can have a TDP higher than 35w like what Intel does, for high end laptops.
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  • expl0itfinder
    I really wish AMD would take another stab at the desktop CPU market. I understand taking some time to get your ducks in a row, but I feel like they really aren't making any effort outside of the APU market, (aside from GPUs of course) and I would really like some processor competition again.
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  • Czechanada
    It's too bad that these won't have DDR4 support. It would also be great if Intel made the switch back to solder instead of thermal paste so that they would last more than 3 years.
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  • lp231
    Can't wait to see what they have for Haswell-E during computex. And it says to support DDR4.
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  • Steveymoo
    Come on Intel, split your line. Can we get 2 different products? i7 for increased efficiency at a similar performance, and an e7 for increased performance at a similar wattage (more cores?) Say 75w locked for e, and a reduction of power but similar speeds for i?Just a suggestion. I know which one I'd take.
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  • chrisso
    As has been mentioned in other places, you bet your last toffee intel has a
    6 core non E chip drawn out, 'just in case'. Perhaps a die devoid of igp,
    slightly lower clocks; 3 pent.G's as it were. who knows.
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  • artk2219
    12453091 said:
    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

    Pretty much, plus pricing would a be problem because they would have to figure out where to slot it, probably around 400 to 450. I know that they wouldn't introduce a 6 core haswell on 1150, it would just be pretty neat if they did. But alas the world doesn't run on hopes and dreams :-/.
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