Intel's upcoming Haswell CPU line-up has been leaked. According to a report by VR-Zone, the line-up for the 22nm desktop processors would initially be 14 CPUs spanning the Core i5 and Core i7 brands. The processors will be using a new CPU socket, the LGA 1150, on Lynx Point chipset motherboards. They are also split into six standard power SKUs and eight low power SKUs.
The most powerful CPU in the lineup seems to be the Intel Core i7-4770K. It will have a base clock speed of 3.50GHz across four cores and eight threads. It will also have a 3.9GHz boost speed, along with an 8MB cache. The on-board graphics processor will be Intel HD 4600, which has a maximum dynamic frequency of 1250MHz.
The Haswell line-up has been leaked
All of the Core i7 processors in the line-up will have four cores and eight threads, with 8MB of cache. The Core i5 processors seem to have four cores and four threads, with a 6MB cache.
Intel introduced the 4th generation of Intel Core processors— codenamed Haswell—back in September during the opening keynote of the Intel Developer Forum. During the opening keynote, Intel Corporation's Chief Product Officer, Dadi Perlmutter, described how its low-power processors, starting with the 4th generation Intel Core processor family, will aim to set a new standard for mobile computing experiences and innovative Ultrabook, convertible and tablet designs.
Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Perlmutter said that Intel has reduced the platform idle power of its new processors by more than 20 times over the 2nd generation, while delivering better performance and responsiveness. He also said Intel will add a new line of even lower-power processors based on the same microarchitecture to its roadmap starting in 2013.
“The 4th generation Intel Core processor family and our new line of low-power processors will usher in an era of unprecedented innovation in mobile computing,” Perlmutter said. “Our focus to deliver even lower power with the great performance that our processors are known for is as fundamentally significant as when we shifted our development focus beyond sheer processor speed in 2001. As a result, you'll see our customers delivering sleek and cool convertible designs, as well as radical breakthrough experiences across a growing spectrum of mobile devices.”
Graphics benchmark demos shown during the keynote demonstrated Haswell's 2x performance jump over Ivy Bridge. Interestingly, the demo also showed how scaling performance down to Ivy Bridge levels could halve the power consumption in a Haswell-powered system, showing off the amount of performance headroom the chip has and how it can do really well in burst-mode scenarios.
Perlmutter refused to commit to a specific launch date for Haswell, but insisted that by 2013, the 4th Generation Intel Core Processor family, will be enabling lighter, thinner, cooler, faster and more secure systems with great graphics performance.
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