’s upcoming fourth-generation Core-i7
CPUs (codenamed Haswell
) promise to be game-changers
, and we’ve reported on some of the specifications of its accompanying Z87 chipset
, as well. Apparently, VR-Zone has gotten its hands on leaked details of the impending processor line, including the targeted launch date of April 2013.
The naming scheme should pick up where the third-generation Ivy Bridge
chips did, using “3000” and “4000” numbering for third- and fourth-generation CPUs, respectively, which will be helpful in identifying the fourteen individual SKUs that Intel plans to release.
Intel's Dadi Perlmutter
Standard voltage processors (which should come out first) include the Core i7-4770K, Core i7-4770, Core i5-4670K, Core i5-4670 and Core i5-4570, followed by the Core i7-4765T (35W), Core i5-4570T (35W), Core i7-4770T (45W), Core i5-4670T (45W), and 65W Core i7-4770S, Core i5-4670S, Core i5-4570S, Core i5-4430S low-voltage chips.
Note that there are no hex-core processors, and only two of the quad-cores are fully unlocked. There will also be a line of lower-end Pentium and higher-end Ivy Bridge-E chips coming out in Q3 2013.