Leaked chart details Intel 'Haswell' processor lineup for 2013

Leaked chart details Intel 'Haswell' processor lineup for 2013

Summary: The chart outlines 14 new desktop processors, ranging from a flagship 3.5GHz quad-core Core i7-4770K part to a more modest Core i5-4430S 2.7GHz quad-core part, all with updated on-board graphics.


A leaked chart suggests that Intel plans to release 14 new desktop processors next year based on the 22-nanometer architecture.

The slide was leaked by tech site VR-Zone (translated here) and, if it is genuine, outlines a variety of processors, ranging from a flagship 3.5GHz quad-core Core i7-4770K part that can be turbo boosted to 3.9GHz with a thermal design power (TDP) of only 84 Watts, to a more modest Core i5-4430S 2.7GHz quad-core part that can be turbo boosted to 3.2GHz.

It seems that the on-board graphics have been updated, with mention of a new HD 4600 GPU capable of delivering a maximum of 1250MHz dynamic frequency.

All processors feature a new socket called LGA 1150 -- a replacement for the current LGA 1155/Socket H2 -- and will use the Lynx Point chipset motherboards.

Haswell is the follow-on to Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture, utilizing the same 22-nanometer process but adding updated architecture for better performance.

Last month a report emerged claiming that Intel is planning to release its upcoming 14-nanometer Broadwell architecture processors as a ball grid array (BGA) rather than an land grid array (LGA) package, thereby putting an end to CPU upgrades.

Image source: VR-Zone.

Topics: Processors, Hardware, Intel

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  • Someone should tell them

    That desktop processor sales may not be their saving grace!
    • saving grace?

      saved from what?
      • Wow

        Love my job, since I've been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online(Click on menu Home)
    • This isn't Fantasy Island!

      The best work is still done on a powerful desktop or laptop! Productivity is what drives business. Yes tablets and smartphones work great for a portion of the general public which is why you see a noticeable decline in PC sales, but power users still need great CPUs. MS is on the right track with Win 8 by offering a powerful PC solution which can also be used in the mobile space.
      • Maybe not

        As far as work is concerned - I am doing my software development at work on a 4 year old Intel Core 2 - and it seems fine for the purpose.
      • a powerful desktop or laptop

        After a while, many people discover that their desktop productivity does not increase with a faster CPU in their desktop computer, but with specific peripherals/software that improves productivity. The desktops today are far more powerful than necessary.

        Today's "smartphone" CPU is more than adequate to drive the human interface devices, that the "desktop" is in fact. Intel can hardly demand such high prices for CPUs anymore.

        The place where more powerful CPUs make sense is the backend data processing and there too, it turns out that most tasks could be handled with more lower power CPUs, instead of with few higher power CPUs. Intel has traditionally been weak in that area too.

        Of course, as long as

        - Microsoft relies on Intel CPUs;
        - Microsoft software continues to be mostly single-threaded;
        - Microsoft software does not spread processing to backends;
        - Lots of people still blindly follow the Microsoft religion..

        Intel will do fine.

        However, it seems Microsoft is moving away from desktop "computer" centric model to a more cloud based computing model, where they sell most of the processing as a service (because, they make more money easier this way) --- thus making the high end Intel desktop CPUs more and more into niche product.
      • Where do Tablet Apps come from?

        Apps aren't brought by a stork, or found under a bush. They are written, and compiled.

        You can't make iPad apps on an iPad - you need a Mac (or a clone). The same goes for Windows8 RT: if you are creating apps, you need a desktop PC. Both Macs and PCs use the same Intel processor chips.
        Alan Campbell
  • When will these processors appear?

    Hi Adrian ... any idea on release dates?
    Also, the BGA idea is bad for the enthusiast - expect resistance or go to AMD.
    • Field required

      Intel has already said that they have no intention of fazing out user replaceable CPU's. Why does this Article make reference to that rumour without stating that Intel has completely denied it has any validity.
      • Intel didn't deny anything

        The original rumor stated that the "mainstream" user replaceable CPUs were being phased out while the "enthusiast" level would remain LGA. Intel's statement neither confirms nor denies the rumor.
        • Co-existence

          I personally believe both will co-exist until one or the other wins out. If both continue to be popular, then the co-existence will continue for the indeterminate future.
  • new prodessor

    that sounds great..wish I could afford one...lol
  • I am assuming this is 'tock'

    Broadwell will be 'tick'. What is with the onboard graphics? Maybe I like to buy insanely priced graphics cards (it's called choice and better performance), instead of an insanely priced CPU because Intel wants to shove THEIR graphics down our throats. And 2 channel memory control? Is that quad or dual channel ddr, or dual dual channel = quad? And why change the socket? Is this to boost motherboard sales or these 'tock' processors have newish engineering beyond a socket 1155 BIOS update? If Intel keeps this crap up, I will settle for a sucky AMD, at least I will have more choice and control.
    • About choice, like you said

      I think they added the graphics (since whatever the 'tick' between Nehalem and Sandy Bridge was) as sort of an option for people who need the CPU power for crunching numbers but don't want to incur the financial or electrical expense of a dedicated graphics card.

      As to AMD, I believe that each of their APUs can combine its graphical power with a dedicated Radon card, so you could have the best of both worlds there.
      Third of Five
  • I bet the socket change is to sell more chipsets

    CPUs aren't their only bread and butter. Phht.
    • socket change

      Either that or socket characteristics contribute to signal integrity. I'm betting on the latter.
    • Probably not

      Haswell rumors said that VRM would be on-chip. If that is the case, then a socket change makes perfect sense as you wouldn't want VRM on both your board and chip which is what would happen if they kept the same socket and people just got a new CPU like they may have done when Ivy came out.
  • Still stuck on quad with HT.

    Is that the best they can do @ 22nm.

    Bring back slot format processors imagine how many cores would fit on a slot 1 size CPU using 22nm manufacturing 12, 16 perhaps. :)
    • Heat is an issue too

      Size is one thing, but heat dissipation is another one entirely. Being able to fir 20 cores on a slot card is meaningless if the card catches fire.

      Besides, what are the odds that a typical program can support 20 cores?
      Third of Five
    • More cores =/= better performance

      Except running videos and playing games, 70% of programmes hit a bottleneck at four cores and the remainder is left to 5% for eight-cores and around 25% around two-cores.

      For games it varies, for example a game's logical portion would hit the bottleneck in between 6-10 cores whereas the graphical portion(Something that utilizes CryEngine 3 etc.) would be well over utilizing 40 cores would still be pretty much scalable but get bottlenecked at the available memory(RAM).
      Habip Üsküdar