Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Intel Core "Haswell" Refresh Lineup Slated for Q2

Intel is expected to launch its refreshed Core "Haswell" processor lineup in the second quarter of 2014 (between April and June), beating its Computex 2014 anticipated launch window. Motherboard vendors will launch their products based on Intel's new Z97 Express and H97 Express chipsets by the end of April. The products will have reached retail channels worldwide by May.

Intel will release as many as 20 new SKUs spanning its Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, and Pentium brands, including the Core i7-4790, Core i5-4690, Core i5-4590, Core i3-4360, Pentium G3450, and Celeron G1840. Among the low-power SKUs are the Core i7-4790S, Core i5-4590S, and Core i3-4150T. The overclockers among you may want to hold out until Computex (June), because it's only then that Intel is expected to launch the Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K, which come with unlocked base-clock multipliers. These chips should be compatible with current socket LGA1150 motherboards, with a BIOS update. Intel's Core i7 "Haswell-E" HEDT platform could also launch around that time. Q2~Q3 promises to be a hectic time of the year for motherboard makers once again.Source: DigiTimes
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30 Comments on Intel Core "Haswell" Refresh Lineup Slated for Q2

#1
ensabrenoir
Yeeey new tech!!!! Let the sell off of old..... kinda old stuff begin.
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Ryrynz
by: 9700 Pro
I'll stick with an overclocked i5-2500K :)
And an overclocked Haswell refresh would certainly feel faster, or you could have the same performance and generate a lot less heat have a quieter cooler or both.
I don't understand advertising that you're holding on to old hardware.. at some point you'll upgrade and the longer you wait the less your current tech is worth.
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9700 Pro
by: Ryrynz
And an overclocked Haswell refresh would certainly feel faster, or you could have the same performance and generate a lot less heat have a quieter cooler or both.
I don't understand advertising that you're holding on to old hardware.. at some point you'll upgrade and the longer you wait the less your current tech is worth.
Just wondering that WHY I should upgrade, since I'm having a CPU what is more than enough for me? I'm simply too lazy for buying new hardware, selling the old, installing the new (and cable management), using hours tweaking it for a slight increase which I probably won't even notice?

And I don't give a crap about heat or energy consumption, if I would, I probably would shut my PC's every night, but I keep them on 24/7. Before this 1155 mobo I had an AMD platform for 2 years, so I think that 2500K was a lot better boost (from 965BE @ 3.7GHz) than a Hashwell refresh would be from 2500K @ 4.5..


edit: I don't buy hardware to make random people from internet happy. I could stick with my #3 rig if I wouldn't play new games. :D
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Ryrynz
by: 9700 Pro
Just wondering that WHY I should upgrade, since I'm having a CPU what is more than enough for me? I'm simply too lazy for buying new hardware, selling the old, installing the new (and cable management), using hours tweaking it for a slight increase which I probably won't even notice?
Epeen mostly. Plus faster is better. But if your too lazy., that kinda kills any reason anyway.

by: 9700 Pro

And I don't give a crap about heat or energy consumption, if I would, I probably would shut my PC's every night, but I keep them on 24/7. Before this 1155 mobo I had an AMD platform for 2 years, so I think that 2500K was a lot better boost (from 965BE @ 3.7GHz) than a Hashwell refresh would be from 2500K @ 4.5..
Money saved is money saved.. What about Broadwell though, upgrade the board and CPU now and drop in a 5790K or whatever when the time comes, Easy, solid performance gain now, even more with a quick upgrade later.

by: 9700 Pro

edit: I don't buy hardware to make random people from internet happy. I could stick with my #3 rig if I wouldn't play new games. :D
[/quote]It's not about making anyone happy. I just don't see the point when there's good improvements with newer tech that saying your holding on to old tech is really adding anything to the conversation.
I'm using a 3570K and it does the job just fine, but I don't feel the need to tell everyone that I'm holding on to it for a a while yet, we all know how it stands up vs Haswell.
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9700 Pro
Well yeah maybe something like that. Anyway, my apartment has free electricity so it really doesn't matter to keep the systems running 24/7 :)

Also the reason why I bought an used 2500K was the TIM, no need to delid and change TIM to get better temps (and better OC), unlike Ivy or Haswell which has crappy TIM (and Haswell has a 0.06mm gap between the die and IHS), because with my Donald Duck's luck I'd probably break the CPU during the delidding process. :D
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