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Three Haswell CPUs to Ship With BGA Socket & HD5200 GPU

Last year we first heard that Intel might be planning do stop using the LGA (Land Grid Array) socket in favor of a BGA (Ball Grid Array) socket. While we won't be seeing all-BGA CPU's with the Haswell release, it appears that Intel is shipping three CPUs in the Haswell lineup that will have a BGA socket.

For those of you that aren't aware of it yet, a BGA socket isn't exactly a socket. A BGA socket means that the CPU is soldered to the motherboard, and thus not removable or replaceable.

The CPUs that would have the BGA socket are the Core i7 4770R, Core i5 4670R, and the Core i5 4570R. As you can tell, the R-naming makes for the BGA socket, so keep an eye out for this when buying a new PC. Beyond the BGA socket, the -R CPUs will also carry an HD 5200 GPU rather than the HD 4600 GPU found on all other Haswell chips.

The current assumption is that the -R chips will make part of the NUC (Next Unit of Computing) platform, although this remains unconfirmed. We might also be seeing these chips in laptops and all-in-one systems.

ModelCores / ThreadsBase / TurboL3 cacheGPUGPU Turbo*TDP
Core i7 47704 / 83.4 / 3.9 GHz8 MBHD 46001200 MHz84 W
Core i7 4770K4 / 83.5 / 3.9 GHz8 MBHD 46001250 MHz84 W
Core i7 4770R4 / 83.2 / 3.9 GHz6 MBHD 52001300 MHz65 W
Core i7 4770S4 / 83.1 / 3.9 GHz8 MBHD 46001200 MHz65 W
Core i7 4770T4 / 82.5 / 3.7 GHz8 MBHD 46001200 MHz45 W
Core i7 4765T4 / 82.0 / 3.0 GHz8 MBHD 46001200 MHz35 W
Core i5 46704 / 43.4 / 3.8 GHz6 MBHD 46001200 MHz84 W
Core i5 4670K4 / 43.4 / 3.8 GHz6 MBHD 46001200 MHz84 W
Core i5 4670R4 / 43.0 / 3.7 GHz4 MBHD 52001300 MHz65 W
Core i5 4670S4 / 43.1 / 3.8 GHz6 MBHD 46001200 MHz65 W
Core i5 4670T4 / 42.3 / 3.3 GHz6 MBHD 46001200 MHz45 W
Core i5 45704 / 43.2 / 3.6 GHz6 MBHD 46001150 MHz84 W
Core i5 4570R4 / 42.7 / 3.2 GHz4 MBHD 52001150 MHz65 W
Core i5 4570S4 / 43.0 / 3.7 GHz6 MBHD 46001150 MHz65 W
Core i5 4570T2 / 42.9 / 3.6 GHz4 MBHD 46001150 MHz35 W
Core i5 44304 / 43.0 / 3.2 GHz6 MBHD 46001100 MHz84 W
Core i5 4330S4 / 42.7 / 3.2 GHz6 MBHD 46001100 MHz65 W

* Base clock speed of the GPUs remain unknown.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.