If a datasheet leaked by VR-Zone is to be believed, we now have full details of Intel's Haswell line-up, which is expected to hit the market sometime beginning in April 2013.
As previously reported, Intel will continue to focus on quad-core offerings though, breaking from recent trend, the TDP of its high-end Haswell parts are set to rise from the 77 watts of Ivy Bridge up to 84 watts. We suspect this may have something to do with the beefier Intel HD 4600 graphics that are to grace these components, with an expected two-fold increase in performance.
Intel's front-runner, at least for now, appears to be the quad-core Core i7-4770K, featuring an unlocked multiplier and a standard operating frequency of 3.5GHz, with Turbo Boost capable of bringing this up to 3.9GHz on a single core. This isn't an increase from the status quo and so we hope all the architectural redesigns we've been hearing about will also have an unseen impact on performance.
What's missing from this picture is Intel's ultra-portable line-up, which, if history is anything to go by, may very well contain the first Haswell parts to hit the market, with low power and tablet-like behaviours one of the primary focuses of the new architecture and its platform as a whole.