Intel Haswell possibly delayed till June 2013
| by Jamshed Avari |
Intel’s next-generation desktop and mobile platform will not debut till June 2013, according to Chinese website VR-Zone.com. The delay has not been attributed to any particular reason, but the new timing lines up with the 2013 edition of Computex, the world’s largest computer and information technology trade fair. Intel could be planning a large, splashy launch at the event, during which it would be able to showcase its manufacturing partners’ designs. Another possible reason could be to allow manufacturers more time to sell their stocks of accumulated products.
Looks like we may have to wait till June for Haswell.
Haswell is a whole new architecture that will be manufactured on the 22-nanometer process with 3D “tri-gate” transistors that has been proven with the current generation Ivy Bridge series, which itself is a shrink of the earlier Sandy Bridge architecture. Desktop Haswell CPUs will require new motherboards with an LGA1150 socket instead of the current LGA1155. There will be at least 10 new desktop models and seven new mobile models including low-voltage models.
The Haswell processor line-up was recently leaked. It was revealed that the 22nm desktop processors would initially be 14 CPUs spanning the Core i5 and Core i7 brands. The processors will be using a new CPU socket, the LGA1150, on Lynx Point chipset motherboards. They are also split into six standard power SKUs and eight low power SKUs.
All of the Core i7 processors in the line-up will have four cores and eight threads, with 8MB of cache. The Core i5 processors seem to have four cores and four threads, with a 6MB cache.
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