Intel plans to launch Haswell-based dual-core mobile processors at the end of Q3 2013. A complete list of upcoming models contains more than 20 different SKUs, ranging from Celeron 2900 series and up to Core i7. Although specifications of many of these CPUs are still unknown, we found some details on two chips, Celeron 2955U and Core i5-4200H.
Similar to Ivy Bridge mobile Celerons, the 2955U system-on-a-chip has 2 CPU cores with 2 MB L3 cache, and a very basic set of supported technologies, including Intel 64 and Virtualization. The processor runs at 1.4 GHz, that is on a par with the Celeron 1047U, the fastest mobile Celeron SKU at this moment. Nevertheless, the 2955U should perform up to 10% faster than the 1047U due to microarchitecture enhancements. Additionally, the 2955U integrates a Platform Control Hub, and has 15 Watt TDP. The Celeron 2955U comes with HD graphics, but we do not have any details on its type and frequency.
Our information on the Core i5-4200H is sketchy. This dual-core processor has 3 MB L3 cache, and supports Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies. The CPU runs at 2.8 GHz, or 12% faster than upcoming Core i5-4200M. The i5-4200H has integrated graphics, but again, we do not know its details. The Core i5-4200H has 47 Watt TDP. The CPU is produced in a BGA package, and requires a separate PCH chip to operate.
Both microprocessors should launch on September 1, 2013. Known specifications of the 2955U and i5-4200H CPUs are summarized below:
|Model||Cores||Threads||Frequency||L3 cache||Socket Type||Graphics||TDP|
|Celeron 2955U||2||2||1.4 GHz||2 MB||BGA1168||HD (Haswell)||15 Watt|
|Core i5-4200H||2||4||2.8 GHz||3 MB||BGA1364||No data||47 Watt|
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