Intel launches Haswell microarchitecture
Jun 04, 2013
: Today Intel officially launched Haswell microarchitecture, along
with a wide range of Haswell-based products for desktop, mobile,
server and embedded markets. The reviews of flagship desktop and
mobile Haswell CPUs have been published last weekend by numerous
hardware review sites, and the most common conclusions were that
Haswell chips offer only slightly higher (5% - 10%) boost to CPU
performance at the same clock rate, considerable improvements in
graphics performance, lower idle power, and about the same
overclocking as Ivy Bridge parts.
Intel Core i7-4770 and i7-4770K CPUs surfaced on eBay
May 21, 2013
: Two weeks remain before the launch of Intel Haswell desktop microprocessors at Computex show in Taiwan.
At this time we know pretty much everything about unreleased chis.
Specifications of 4th generation CPUs were published last December,
followed by numerous benchmarks leaks in the past two months.
Haswell processors were available for pre-order since March, and earlier in May they started selling on Taobao auction site.
In the past week the parts started to pop up on eBay and in US online stores.
New benchmarks of Core i5-4570 and i7-4770K CPUs surfaced
May 08, 2013
: An "admin" user at RedQuasar forum recently
some benchmarks of Core i5-4570 and Core i7-4770K 4th generation
processors, built on Haswell microarchitecture. What makes these
benchmarks different from previous authorized and unauthorized Haswell
tests is that they involved production versions of CPUs, and not engineering samples.
The "admin" user also posted pictures of production i5-4570 and i7-4770K chips with SR14E and SR147 S-spec numbers.
Prices of Haswell desktop CPUs
Apr 23, 2013
: Intel's Haswell microarchitecture, coming in about 6 weeks, is
going to bring new performance improvements to desktop Core i5/i7
lineup. Unlike Ivy Bridge CPUs, that achieved this by tweaking the
microarchitecture and raising clock speeds, Haswell microprocessors
will get up to 10% better CPU performance owing just to architecture
redesign. The specs of Haswell microprocessors will be identical to
their Ivy Bridge counterparts, and it seems that the pricing will not
Intel Haswell desktop CPUs are available for pre-order
Mar 24, 2013
: More than a dozen of Core i5 and Core i7 Haswell microprocessors are
expected to launch at the beginning of June. The flagship Haswell
model, Core i7-4770K with unlocked multiplier, was already spotted
this week in some stores in Europe.
reported that the CPU is currently available for pre-order in
Dutch online shops MaxICT and TakeItNow, priced at 330 Euro and 350
Euro respectively, that is 4% and 11% higher than the average selling
price of the i7-3770K in Holland.
Preliminary benchmarks of Intel Core i7-4770K CPU surface
Mar 20, 2013
: Earlier this week Tom's Hardware posted preliminary benchmarks of
Intel Core i7-4770K microprocessor, comparing it with the top Ivy
Bridge and Sandy Bridge models. As you may know, most Haswell SKUs
have the same specifications as their Ivy Bridge predecessors, and the
i7-4770K is not an exception. The microprocessor has the same number
of cores, size of caches, CPU and GPU base frequencies, and memory
support as the 3770K.
New model numbers of Core i3, i5 and Pentium Haswell CPUs spotted
Jan 02, 2013
: Last month, Chinese VR-Zone was the first to report detailed
specifications of Haswell desktop quad-core CPUs, coming in Q2 2013.
The initial lineup will include 14 SKUs, comprised of 5 Core i7 and 9
Core i5 models, with TDPs ranging from 35 Watt to 84 Watt. After the
first wave of Haswell desktop processors, Intel will presumably
release dual-core Core i3s and Pentiums in the second half 2013.
Model numbers of these processors were recently spotted by EXPReview
in heatsink compatibility sections on the Arctic website.
Intel Haswell CPUs delayed until June 2013
Dec 29, 2012
: Intel Haswell microarchitecture, originally planned to launch as
early as April 2013, has been delayed until the end of May or the beginning of
June of next year. This week Chinese VR-Zone published what looks
like a slide from an Intel Launch Update document, that details launch
schedule and activities in regard to desktop and mobile Haswell parts.
According to the slide, quad-core 4th Generation CPUs and new boards,
based on the Lynx Point chipset, will be introduced from May 27 to
Details of Haswell desktop CPU lineup
Dec 13, 2012
: The next Intel microarchitecture, codenamed Haswell, is expected to
launch in the second quarter 2013. There were multiple reports on the
architecture features in the past months, but the exact lineup was
not known up until this week. On Tuesday VR-Zone published
specifications of desktop Haswell processors, that revealed Intel's
plans to release 14 quad-core models, branded as Core i5-4xxx and