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Intel's Haswell Refresh Processors Pricing Revealed Online

Intel has released its first Haswell Refresh processors, though you won't be able to find them on shelves just yet. This release is only for OEMs, likely so that they have time to get them into circulation. As such, the enthusiast "K" labelled products aren't on the release list. Prices below are for buying in trays of 1000 CPUs.

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyL3-CacheTray Price
Core i7-4790483,6 GHz8 MB$303
Core i7-4790S483,2 GHz8 MB$303
Core i7-4790T482,7 GHz8 MB$303
Core i7-4785T482,2 GHz8 MB$303
Core i5-4690443,5 GHz6 MB$213
Core i5-4690S443,2 GHz6 MB$213
Core i5-4690T442,5 GHz6 MB$213
Core i5-4590443,3 GHz6 MB$192
Core i5-4590S443,0 GHz6 MB$192
Core i5-4590T442,0 GHz6 MB$192
Core i5-4460443,2 GHz6 MB$182
Core i5-4460S442,9 GHz6 MB$182
Core i5-4460T441,9 GHz6 MB$182
Core i3-4360243,7 GHz4 MB$149
Core i3-4350243,6 GHz4 MB$138
Core i3-4350T243,1 GHz4 MB$138
Core i3-4150243,5 GHz3 MB$117
Core i3-4150T243,0 GHz3 MB$117
Pentium G3450223,4 GHz3 MB$86
Pentium G3440223,3 GHz3 MB$75
Pentium G3440T222,8 GHz3 MB$75
Pentium G3240223,1 GHz3 MB$64
Pentium G3240T222,7 GHz3 MB$64
Celeron G1850222,9 GHz2 MB$52
Celeron G1840222,8 GHz2 MB$42
Celeron G1840T222,5 GHz2 MB$42

The total unit count comes up to 26 CPUs. These include Celeron processors, as well as Pentium chips, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 chips. The release of the CPUs in boxed variants is likely to follow soon, with MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) probably slightly above the aforementioned. That said, street pricing for boxed Intel chips is almost always below MSRP pricing by a small margin, so take the prices above as a worst-case scenario guideline. Currently, the Core i7-4770 has a tray MSRP of $303, which is identical to the tray price mentioned above of the newer Core i7-4790. Since performance won't be much higher than existing parts, it'll be hard to justify an upgrade. Though if you're in the market for a new system, it's nice to know that these chips will sit at the same MSRP price point as their older counterparts, or you can make use of price cuts to which the older parts will fall victim.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • Mike Stewart
    thanks intel but i'll keep my LEGENDARY 2700K at 4.8 !!!! its easily on par if not faster than any i7-4790
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  • Osmin
    Waiting for Skylake for some truly refreshing technology. We should be a year away when it makes more sense for an upgrade. DDR4, PCI 4.0, SATA Express, and quadcore as lower tier with octacore processors as upper tier.
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  • CaedenV
    Agreed, waiting for skylake/mont before my next CPU upgrade. There is no need to upgrade the CPU anymore, it is all of the connectivity of having newer PCIe, SATA, DDR and Ethernet standards. To get any faster I would need to move up to the LGA2011 platform, but that is too rich for my blood, and I really don't need it.
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  • ocilfa
    @osmin: lol, let me know when we fully utilize the current versions of those technologies.
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  • TheAshigaru
    Why is a refresh even necessary? Isn't Broadwell coming out later this year anyway? I mean, I get the whole "tick-tock" philosophy, but this isn't even a tick...

    On the whole, I'm with Osmin. I don't see a reason to upgrade the Mobo just to put in a new CPU. Wait for other reasons like DDR4. In the mean time, my Sandy Bridge won't let me down.

    Here's to Skylake or (*gasps*) an AMD competitor!
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  • jimmysmitty
    13110726 said:
    thanks intel but i'll keep my LEGENDARY 2700K at 4.8 !!!! its easily on par if not faster than any i7-4790

    Not to downplay SB, it was a great CPU and I loved my 2500K, but as fast or faster than a overclocked 4770K? Or what a 4790K will be (if the rumors of Intel improving the thermal connection of the CPU to the IHS is true it might make them OC even better).

    On a per clock basis, Haswell is actually quite a bit faster than SB in many ways. Of course we wont see it as much as other places that can actually utilize those features.

    13110910 said:
    Why is a refresh even necessary? Isn't Broadwell coming out later this year anyway? I mean, I get the whole "tick-tock" philosophy, but this isn't even a tick...

    On the whole, I'm with Osmin. I don't see a reason to upgrade the Mobo just to put in a new CPU. Wait for other reasons like DDR4. In the mean time, my Sandy Bridge won't let me down.

    Here's to Skylake or (*gasps*) an AMD competitor!

    Only in the iGPU sense. Intel has had the CPU advantage for quite a while and while I applaud their iGPUs, anyone has to admit that they have been way better than their older crap, they still are not on par with AMD. Skylake might change that and it will be an interesting change to see TBH.
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  • nitrium
    Anyone know if the iGPU in the refreshes have been materially improved? Or is the iGPU unchanged?
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  • TheAshigaru
    Only in the iGPU sense. Intel has had the CPU advantage for quite a while and while I applaud their iGPUs, anyone has to admit that they have been way better than their older crap, they still are not on par with AMD. Skylake might change that and it will be an interesting change to see TBH.

    Absolutely. I have a Trinity A10 in my laptop, and the performance is great for what I need. I've been glad to see all that AMD has done with their APUs.

    On the flipside though, they're lagging behind Intel in terms of traditional computing power. I'm just hoping to see AMD back in the game seriously by the time Skylake comes around.
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  • danwat1234
    Any new high end mobile CPUs?
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  • danwat1234
    AMD needs to make some 47/57watt mobile CPUs/APUs instead of just 35w so they have a chance against Intel's mobile performance.
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