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Intel Core i7 "Haswell" M-Series Notebook CPU Lineup Detailed

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  1. btarunr

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    Intel's Core i7 "Haswell" line of high-performance mobile processors will launch around roughly the same time as its first desktop counterparts, in April 2013. The April launch will consist of three models, which occupy conventional TDP ratings, making them fit for performance/gaming classes of notebooks, they're not quite Ultrabook-material.

    Leading the pack is the Core i7-4930MX Extreme Edition, which enables nearly every component on the silicon. The quad-core chip features HyperThreading, which enables 8 logical CPUs, 3.00 GHz clock speed with 3.90 GHz maximum Turbo and 3.70 GHz all-core Turbo, new Intel HD 4600 Graphics clocked at 400 MHz with 1350 MHz maximum boost, 8 MB L3 cache, and 57W TDP.

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    Next up, is the Core i7-4900MQ, another quad-core chip featuring HyperThreading, 2.80 GHz clock speed with 3.80 GHz maximum Turbo and 3.60 GHz all-core Turbo, the same HD 4600 graphics as its bigger sibling, 8 MB L3 cache, and 47W TDP. Lastly, there's the Core i7-4800MQ, which features just a notch-lower clock speeds than the i7-4900MQ, at 2.70 GHz with 3.70 GHz maximum Turbo and 3.50 GHz all-core Turbo; but lower L3 cache amount, at 6 MB. The TDP is unaffected at 47W.

    Source: VR-Zone
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    Wow thats a pretty high turbo clock.
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    Why do they need 2 separate suffices (MX and MQ), when only the clockspeeds differ? Or am I overlooking something?
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    MX is Extreme Edition quad-core, MQ is non-Extreme quad-core.
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    In other words it's just marketing jazz, since the extreme edition has no significant advantage over the regular quad-cores, like for instance an unlocked multiplier or better IGP.
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    The MX has the 4600IGP while the MQ has the 4000.
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    no, they are having the same 4600 IGP, read up, or look at the tabel ;)
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    Wow! 57-watt TDP is a little high for a mobile chip, don't you think?
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    It would make a pretty sweet low power gaming chip on one of those ITX boards that accept mobile processors. Unfortunately, the mobile chips cost a lot more than a similar performing desktop equivalent and likewise, the necessary motherboard costs two to three times as much as well.
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    Mobile-on-desktop doesn't make much sense any more with desktop chips available down to 35W TDP.
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    There is no 35W desktop chip that is even half as powerful as that 57W mobile chip.
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    I would hope not. That 57W chip hasn't been released yet. :roll:

    Also why would you need it as powerful? You're going to chew through that battery at least twice as fast. :confused:
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    It wouldn't be going into a laptop but an ultra portable desktop. There aren't any low wattage desktop chips that have the performance of this 57W mobile chip, hence if you wanted a small, low wattage, but extremely high performing PC you could build a desktop around this mobile chip. Pair this thing with a Geforce 690 in something like a Fractal Node case and you've got an absolute powerhouse that only eats about 400W at load and probably idles around 30-45W.
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    I suppose so... however, I'd be much happier with the i7-4770S and my pockets full of the money I didn't spend on a mobile chip and board :)
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    I want to see the lower end mobile chips. The low wattage what not. My laptop has an i3 2130 with hd3000. If I could get something haswell i3 with about a 1.8-2ghz I could keep my current performance level and get a longer battery life.
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    I wonder if the 4600 can compete with the trinity's graphics. But then again such a CPU wont be relying on the 4600 and will probably come with a high end mobile gpu.
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    I just wish Intel would try to popularize Thunderbolt in mobile market.
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    not too bad
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    lowest is 45W? daym!

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