Report: Intel's Haswell to launch on June 2


— 6:00 AM on January 22, 2013

We already know a little bit about Haswell. We know it's a new processor that will succeed Ivy Bridge on the same 22-nm process, and we know it will have a revamped architecture with likely higher performance per clock. Now, we might even be able to mark Haswell's launch day on our calendars.

The folks at DigiTimes say "sources from PC players" tipped them off to Intel's schedule, which purportedly calls for Haswell to debut on June 2—just ahead of the Computex trade show. This year's Computex will run from June 4 through June 8 in Taipei, Taiwan, and DigiTimes says "related PC products" will be on display there. If this rumor checks out, I assume we'll see some Haswell-powered motherboards, notebooks, and quite possibly tablets.

Oh, and word from DigiTimes' sources is that Haswell will make up 14-16% of Intel's shipments in the third quarter. That's supposed to be Intel's internal forecast.

If it does debut in early June, Haswell probably won't be the only new processor on display at Computex. At CES earlier this month, AMD revealed that its Kabini system-on-a-chip should be out by mid-year. AMD's roadmap also suggests that Trinity's successor, Richland, will be released before then.

   
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