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New Mainstream Intel Haswell Core i3, i5, Pentium Appear

The folks over at CPU-World and ShopBLT spotted and priced a number of upcoming budget and mid-range "Haswell" processors that will be arriving on the market shortly and bear Pentium, Core i3 and Core i5 branding.

Starting off with the entry-level Pentiums, the G3220, G3420 and G3430 are dual-core processors with a 54 W TDP, 3 MB L3 Cache, and clock rates of 3 GHz, 3.2 GHz and 3.3 GHz, respectively. Unsurprisingly, the three processors do not feature support for Hyper-Threading or Turbo Boost, but do include an integrated graphics processor (IGP) clocked at 1100 MHz.

The Pentium G3220 has been priced at $70, the G3420 at $90 and the G3430 at $100.

Moving on, the three new dual-core Core i3 CPUs feature the same 54 W TDP and lack of Turbo Boost as the Pentiums, but include an Intel HD Graphics 4400 IGP clocked at 1150 MHz and support for Hyper-Threading.

The Core i3-4130 features a 3.4 GHz clock rate, 3 MB cache and is priced at $137. The Core i3-4330 and i3-4340 both feature a 4 MB L3 cache, clock rates of 3.5 GHz and 3.6 GHz and prices of $154 and $165, respectively.

The Core i5-4440, a quad-core processor which offers a 3.1 GHz clock rate that is Turbo Boosted to 3.3 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, Intel HD 4600 Graphics clocked at 1100 MHz, and a TDP of 84 W. It seems to be a recurring feature of this post that the CPU does not offer support for Hyper-Threading and is priced at $197.

Further information is available at the source linked above. It's worth mentioning that many of the aforementioned processors are available for pre-order at ShopBLT should you feel like doing some "sight unseen" shopping this week.

  • expl0itfinder
    An i3 for $165? Yeah, right. AMD's next move better be a good one.
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  • Justin Pinotti
    Intel you sure are funny with those prices.. I'll stick with my $110 vishera 6-core at 4.8GHz that supports unlocking, overclocking, hyper-threading and all that jazz without having to pay extra (im looking at you, i7)
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  • razorblaze42
    Too bad Intel socket 1150 is such a nightmare, stupid bent pins, and void warranties...I'm going back to AMD
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  • Greybush
    Haswell? more like Hasfail.
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    How much cheaper could they be without the integrated graphics that builders don't want?
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  • Justin Pinotti
    11421736 said:
    How much cheaper could they be without the integrated graphics that builders don't want?

    Integrated graphics are a nice addition for someone building a computer piece by piece. This way they can use the integrated graphics to get by while their save up for an expensive GPU.
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  • squeeks
    11421552 said:
    Intel you sure are funny with those prices.. I'll stick with my $110 vishera 6-core at 4.8GHz that supports unlocking, overclocking, hyper-threading and all that jazz without having to pay extra (im looking at you, i7)

    I think you mean Hyper TRANSPORT, completely different than Hyper Threading. One is a bus system the other is a method of doubling the logical cores in a system.
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  • InvalidError
    11421120 said:
    An i3 for $165? Yeah, right.
    As much as I personally prefer Intel CPUs mostly due to power efficiency, I have to agree that Intel is pushing their luck much too far with those prices. The i5-3350P and i5-3330 used to retail for roughly that price at their lowest point last year. The i3-3225 retailed for $125 through most of 2012 so a nearly $30 jump to $154 for its nearest Haswell equivalent is pretty extreme.

    At such high prices, if you're planning to buy into i3-3xxx, might as well step up to i5-4xxx.
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  • cupholder
    Enjoy your FX-6350 which barely bests an i3 in some things.
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  • tomfreak
    Intel should have retain 65w TDP can clock i3 higher. the gap between i5 vs i3 is soo huge, that there is absolutely no reason to buy i3. @ the same price, people would have gone FX-6300 series or just top up to i5.
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