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Intel Haswell CPUs to be officially launched on 3rd June

by Mark Tyson on 29 April 2013, 09:35

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Intel has officially, but cryptically, announced the date on which it will reveal the next generation of the Core processor family. Late on Friday Chipzilla published a Chip Shot blog post saying that the processors were “coming soon”, the blog translated soon as “in approximately 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds”. Add that time to the time of the post and we get 3rd June, the day before Computex 2013 kicks off. It’s quite common for leading companies to precede a trade show with their special news announcements and associated press events.

The rest of Intel’s Chip Shot doesn’t reveal very much except for crowing that “the new family of processors will surpass old technology expectations and usher in a host of striking new designs with incredible performance and extraordinarily long battery life”. Indeed battery life should get a big boost in the latest portables powered by Haswell chips. ZDNet quotes Intel CEO Paul Otellini as saying the new line of processors will deliver “the single largest generation-to-generation battery life improvement in Intel history”. That should translate to a full working day of battery life in many cases.

In terms of the performance of Haswell chips, while being less power thirsty, they should offer a gain of around 10 per cent compared to similarly clocked Ivy Bridge designs. The integrated graphics are said to get a much more significant boost to almost double the 3D speed of current Intel HD graphics offerings. According to a senior Intel exec that equates to offering “the same visual experience and gameplay as a discrete graphics card” in an integrated form.

Turning to the other features Haswell will bring to PCs; the new processors are expected to enable even thinner and lighter Ultrabooks. The Ultrabook spec that includes Haswell processors states that touch-screens are a must, so Windows 8 will feel much more at home. Also Intel’s Wi-Fi display system WiDi is part of the new spec. We are looking forward to lots of exciting new PC designs using Intel’s latest and greatest processors to be shown throughout the Computex show that immediately follows Intel’s unveiling.



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Cracking, roll it on. 2013 is a good tech year, the Nexus 4 is finally the smartphone I always wanted my smartphone to be (but before was never fast/fluid enough) and I hope a ULV Haswell tablet/convertible will be the portable PC I always wanted, not too heavy (ideally <1 Kg), decent battery and full Windows without so many "well it's fine so long as you don't want to X..." caveats. Pretty keen to see how the new Atom turns out later this year too, might be excellent for smaller tablets and embedded devices...
This is a nice step forward. Especially for portable systems. Though I don't see much point in upgrading from high end i5's and i7's if you're using discrete GPU technology. I'll be skipping this generation. My 3570K and 670's should at least allow me to skip the next generation.
Since they started putting graphics on their CPUs, they seem to have forgotten to work on improving the CPUs.

If it's 10% more performance stock than Ivy, but the overclockability of Sandy or Lynnfield, I'll be a happy bunny. I shall hold off judgement until we know that.
Can't wait to see what motherboards are incoming, specifically mATX and miniITX as one of those is going to be my next project. I would really like to see a Creative Labs audio chip on a MiniITX board then that would 100% swing me to using that form factor.
AGTDenton
Can't wait to see what motherboards are incoming, specifically mATX and miniITX as one of those is going to be my next project. I would really like to see a Creative Labs audio chip on a MiniITX board then that would 100% swing me to using that form factor.

Use an external DAC??