Details of Haswell Pentium and Core i3 CPUs surfaced

Earlier this week we published a story about new Intel desktop roadmap, spotted on website. After the story was posted, the site added another picture with specifications of all future Haswell-based Core i3 and Pentium microprocessors for socket 1150, including several "T" low-power models, that were not referenced in the original slides. The specs slide also contains details of unreleased Core i5-4440, i5-4440S, i7-4820K, i7-4930K, and i7-4960X SKUs.

The specifications of future Pentium processors are somewhat disappointing. Pentium G3220, G3220T, G3420, G3420T, and G3430 "Haswell" CPUs come with identical frequencies and other major features as Ivy Bridge-based G2030, G2030T, G2130, G2120T and G2140. New Pentiums have 2 CPU cores with 3 MB of last level cache, Haswell HD graphics, 35 Watt TDP on "T" products and 54 Watt TDP on mainstream products. The parts integrate basic set of technologies, including Intel 64 and Virtualization, but lack more advanced features, such as AES, Hyper-Threading, and Turbo boost. Despite almost identical features, Haswell Pentiums are expected to be faster than current G20xx and G21xx series microprocessors due to more efficient microarchitecture and enhanced GPU. We can only hope that Intel will not raise their prices by small margin, like they did with 4th generation Core i5 and i7 CPUs.

Core i3 lineup for socket 1150 looks more attractive than Haswell Pentiums due to a couple of improvements. Instead of releasing majority of i3 models with GT1 graphics, and some i3-xxx5 models with GT2 graphics, Intel is going to split Core i3 family into i3-41xx and i3-43xx series. The former chips have HD 4400 GPU and 3 MB L3 cache. The latter microprocessors integrate larger 4 MB cache, and better HD 4600 graphics unit. The fastest Core i3-4340 also has 100 MHz higher clock speed than the fastest third-generation Core i3 SKU. Other Core i3 features have not changed. The processors still have 2 CPU cores, Hyper-Threading technology, and support for DDR3-1600 memory. Mainstream and low-power Core i3 are rated at 54 Watt and 35 Watt respectively.

Core i5-4440 and i5-4440S quad-core CPUs are slightly faster versions of Core i5-4430 and i5-4430S. They operate at 3.1 GHz and 2.8 GHz, that is 100 MHz higher than their predecessors. Their maximum Turbo Boost frequency was also increased by 100 MHz, to 3.3 GHz. The chips have 6 MB L3 cache and HD 4600 graphics.

Specifications of i7-4820K, i7-4930K, and i7-4960X CPUs are identical to specs from older report, that was published by VR-Zone in March of this year. Details of all unreleased processors are summarized below:

ModelCores /
Frequency /
GraphicsMax GPU
Pentium G3220 2 / 2 3 GHz 3 MB HD 1100 MHz DDR3-1333 54W
Pentium G3220T 2 / 2 2.6 GHz 3 MB HD 1100 MHz DDR3-1333 35W
Pentium G3420 2 / 2 3.2 GHz 3 MB HD 1100 MHz DDR3-1600 54W
Pentium G3420T 2 / 2 2.7 GHz 3 MB HD 1100 MHz DDR3-1600 35W
Pentium G3430 2 / 2 3.3 GHz 3 MB HD 1100 MHz DDR3-1600 54W
Core i3-4130 2 / 4 3.4 GHz 3 MB HD 4400 1150 MHz DDR3-1600 54W
Core i3-4130T 2 / 4 2.9 GHz 3 MB HD 4400 1150 MHz DDR3-1600 35W
Core i3-4330 2 / 4 3.5 GHz 4 MB HD 4600 1150 MHz DDR3-1600 54W
Core i3-4330T 2 / 4 3 GHz 4 MB HD 4600 1150 MHz DDR3-1600 35W
Core i3-4340 2 / 4 3.6 GHz 4 MB HD 4600 1150 MHz DDR3-1600 54W
Core i5-4440 4 / 4 3.1 / 3.3 GHz 6 MB HD 4600 1100 MHz DDR3-1600 84W
Core i5-4440S 4 / 4 2.8 / 3.3 GHz 6 MB HD 4600 1100 MHz DDR3-1600 65W
Core i7-4820K 4 / 8 3.7 / 3.9 GHz 10 MB N/A - DDR3-1866 130W
Core i7-4930K 6 / 12 3.4 / 3.9 GHz 12 MB N/A - DDR3-1866 130W
Core i7-4960X 6 / 12 3.6 / 4 GHz 15 MB N/A - DDR3-1866 130W

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There are 5 comments posted

Release dates

2013-06-16 20:00:08
Posted by: Anon

Release dates? Any ideas?


2013-06-16 21:48:09
Posted by: gshv

They are very likely to launch in Q3 2013

Unlocked i3

2013-06-25 19:43:38
Posted by: Will

I really wish Intel would make a K series unlocked i3. Sales would probably be huge on it, think about what a good entry to overclocking it would be.


2013-07-06 22:09:25
Posted by: Mike

For Intel to release an overclockable entry level CPU, we need a good and well AMD for healthy competition.

The days of buying a ~$100 CPU and overclock the hell out of it are long gone.


2013-08-17 20:12:31
Posted by: Brian

Umm... AMD already has cheap overclockable. The Black Edition A6/A8/A10 APUs. The you can get a A6-5400K for 50 bucks.

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