If you thought Intel had finished refreshing its desktop Haswell lineup, think again. CPU-World has posted specifications for another wave of chips set to fill out the low end of the spectrum. The updated CPUs are reportedly due in the third quarter of this year, and like the first Haswell Refresh series, they deliver little more than a modest frequency boost over existing models. Here are the speeds and feeds:
|Model||Cores||Threads||Frequency||L3 cache||DRAM speed||Graphics||TDP|
|Core i3-4370||2||4||3.8GHz||4MB||DDR3-1600||HD 4600||54W|
|Core i3-4360T||2||4||3.2GHz||4MB||DDR3-1600||HD 4600||35W|
|Core i3-4160||2||4||3.6GHz||3MB||DDR3-1600||HD 4400||54W|
|Core i3-4160T||2||4||3.1GHz||3MB||DDR3-1600||HD 4400||35W|
As far as I can tell, each of the incoming Core i3 and Pentium variants is 100MHz faster than its predecessor. Pricing isn't available yet, but I wouldn't expect too much excitement there, either. The stakes are pretty low at the budget end of the market.
Note that Celerons are absent from the list. CPU-World says Intel has no plans to update that family in the third quarter, though speed bumps could come out later than that. The site adds that the Haswell-based Core i5 and i7 lines won't be changed before Broadwell-K and Skylake-S arrive next year. However, Intel is prepping a fresh batch of Core i7s based on Haswell-E for later this year. Those processors will use DDR4 memory and plug into new X99 motherboards.
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