Haswell Refresh will not bring much

Intel’s CPU roadmap is well-known by now – the company will release the 14 nm Broadwell chips sometime next year but until then hardware enthusiasts and Intel fans will have to live with a new chip known as Haswell Refresh. As the name suggests this will be a 22 nm chip that will bring something new to the current LGA 1150 Haswell platform.

Unfortunately it seems that Haswell Refresh will not bring much – the upcoming chips will lack architectural improvements; instead the Refresh chips will bring an additional 100 MHz to the current clock speed of select Intel Haswell chips. In addition there will be four new Refresh chips – Core i7-4790, Core i5-4690, Core i5-4590 and Core i5-4460. Intel also plans to release one low power “S” model and two reduced power “T” models. A bit later the chip giant will release a more powerful and unlocked processor – the Core i7-4790K.

When released the new chips will replace existing processors on the market of the same market niche – thus the Core i7-4790 will replace the current Core i7-4770 and Core i7-4771 processors.

The release of the Haswell Refresh chip will likely coincide with the release of the 9-series chipsets by Intel but they will also not bring enhanced performance, instead betting on improved functionality.


Source: X-bit Labs

Related posts

BlackBerry announces budget-oriented smartphone

BlackBerry announces budget-oriented smartphone

The struggling Canadian maker of smartphones BlackBerry has debuted a new budget-oriented smartphone known as Z3 Jakarta Edition. The new company product is the first smartphone that has been created along with Foxconn and manufactured in Foxconn plants. The Z3 Jakarta Edition will be sold in...

Belkin outs new sleeves for the Apple iPad

Belkin presents three new sleeves-Vue, Max, and Grip-to protect your new Apple iPad while you're on the move. These 10-inch sleeves are designed with reinforced panels to fully protect your device's touch screen from scratches, while still offering storage for other media devices such as an...

Virgin Mobile ships Samsung Mantra

If talk, text, surfing, and social networking capture your phone persona, Samsung Mantra from Virgin Mobile USA [www.virginmobileusa.com] will have you chanting its praises. A slim flip phone with external caller ID and dual color screens, the Samsung Mantra is priced at $59.99, making it a...

Leave a comment