Rather than transitioning to new architecture this year, Intel plans to refresh current desktop lineup with slightly faster versions of Haswell-based CPUs. We already reported on Core i5-4460, i5-4590, i5-4690 and Core i7-4790 parts, coming in Q2 2014. According to Digitimes, the refresh will not be limited to Core i5 and i7 products, and we will see new Core i3, Pentium and Celerons as well.
Overall, Intel plans to launch about 20 different SKUs. New model numbers, mentioned by Digitimes, are standard-power Celeron G1840, Pentium G3450 and Core i3-4360, along with energy-efficient Core i3-4150T, Core i5-4590S and Core i7-4790S. The processors are expected to have higher clock speeds, but they will not have any new features. The CPUs should be available in retail in May. They will be compatible with existing 8-series and new 9-series chipsets. The 9-series will consist of H97 and Z97 chipsets, that will start shipping in April 2014.
Haswell Refresh products with unlocked multiplier, or "K" versions, will be launched in the third quarter. Also in Q3, Intel is going to release Haswell-E extreme microprocessors.
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