Intel released the latest Ivy-Bridge range of processors in 2012.
Intel Haswell Processors Specifications and Release
Now, as the successors of Ivy-Bridge, the Haswell family have already showed up.
Expected to be released by mid 2013, these processors offer some decent specs.
Let’s take a look.
The 4th Generation of Intel’s Core processors are numbered at 16 for the first wave of release, which includes 6 standard-powered and 8 low-powered SKUs.
This new line-up of processors require a new LGA-1150 Socket and Z87, H87 or Q87 chipsets.
As the flagship Haswell processor, the Intel Core i7-4770K is a quad-core, eight-thread processor which is clocked at 3.5GHz with a boost clock of 3.9GHz with an 8MB L3 cache memory.
The in-built graphics processors are upgraded to HD4600 from the HD4000 in Ivy-Bridge.
Intel Haswell Processors 4th Generation Core
All the Core i7 chips are quad-core and eight-threads whereas all Core i5 chips are quad-core and sporting four threads.
The TDP range for the low-power SKUs is between 35W and 65W, whereas the standard power SKUs go up to 84W.
Haswell chips will be based on the 22nm architecture that was introduced with the Ivy Bridge processors. Haswell will have an updated micro-architecture keeping in line with the ‘tock’ of the tick-tock cadence where tick represents a shrinking of manufacturing process.
The Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics is expected to bring about a twofold rise in graphics performance, as was demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum in September last year.