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Intel Haswell, Nvidia GTX 780M laptops leak

Intel Haswell, Nvidia GTX 780M laptops leak

Intel's next-generation Haswell laptop processors have been detailed ahead of their formal unveiling, along with a pair of as-yet unannounced GPUs from Nvidia.

A small German laptop maker has gone live with details of the first Intel Haswell-based laptop chips, well ahead of the company's expected launch announcement.

DevilTech, a small laptop maker from Germany, recently updated its website with details of some upcoming new models that include something a little bit special: next-generation Haswell processors from Intel. First spotted by local news outlet Heise, the 15" Devil 7700 and 17" Fragbook GTX will offer buyers a choice of chips based on the next-generation Haswell microarchitecture from Intel, and the company has been kind enough to detail exactly what these chips will bring to the table.

The chips detailed by the company are the Core i7-4700MQ, the Core i7-4800MQ, the Core i7-4900MQ and the Core i7-4930MX. The first chip, the i7-4700MQ, is a 47W TDP part featuring four 22nm Haswell cores believed to be running at 2.6GHZ with the capacity to hit 3.6GHz in Turbo Boost conditions and 6MB of L3 cache. The i7-4800MQ, meanwhile, jumps up to 2.7GHz or 3.7GHz under Turbo Boost conditions, but does not appear to include the increased 8MB cache of its last-generation i7-3840QM predecessor with 6MB appearing on the company's spec sheet.

The i7-4900MQ continues the incremental performance increases, hitting a claimed 2.8GHz under normal conditions and 3.8GHz under Turbo Boost. However, it also receives a larger 8MB L3 cache, which should help differentiate it from its rivals. Finally, the flagship i7-4930MX allows those who value performance above all to sacrifice some battery life in exchange for a 57W TDP and a 3GHz stock clock, 3.9GHz Turbo Boost peak, and a claimed 50MHz boost to the integrated GPU's maximum frequency.

That integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics processor, meanwhile, is claimed to increase the number of pipelines from 16 to 20 compared to its last-generation equivalent and hits an alleged performance level somewhere in-line with an Nvidia GeForce GT 620M. This may go some way to explain why famously high-priced cable maker Monster, whose own Haswell-based laptops, recently spotted by VideoCardz.com, come equipped with a choice of as-yet unannounced Nvidia GeForce graphics processors: the GeForce GTX 770M and GeForce GTX 780M. Sadly, full details of the parts have yet to be confirmed beyond the promise of 3GB and 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 respectively.

Neither Intel nor Nvidia have commented on the apparent leaks, but the specifications and details certainly seem plausible - and with Intel expected to formally announced Haswell parts at Computex in June, fans shouldn't have long to wait before they can part with their hard-earned cash for Intel and Nvidia's latest chips.

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PingCrosby 4th March 2013, 10:13 Quote
Nothing worse than a leaky laptop
damien c 4th March 2013, 10:19 Quote
Interesting, I wonder what's going to happen to the shop who leaked this info.

Although to be honest, the Nvidia site has had drivers on it for a while now for the 700 series of cards.
rollo 4th March 2013, 13:45 Quote
Probably nothing as i dout they buy there parts direct from nvidia or intel.

Most small shops buy from business websites that sell the parts.
SlowMotionSuicide 4th March 2013, 14:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by damien c
Although to be honest, the Nvidia site has had drivers on it for a while now for the 700 series of cards.

Not sure but could be more to do with low performance part rebrand shenanigans. I was browsing through laptops for my wife lately and came across a couple equipped with Geforce GT 730M and 710M.

Anandtech speculates these are rebrands for GT 640M and 620M, respectively. Nothing that Nvidia hasn't done before, repeatedly.
damien c 4th March 2013, 14:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by SlowMotionSuicide
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Originally Posted by damien c
Although to be honest, the Nvidia site has had drivers on it for a while now for the 700 series of cards.

Not sure but could be more to do with low performance part rebrand shenanigans. I was browsing through laptops for my wife lately and came across a couple equipped with Geforce GT 730M and 710M.

Anandtech speculates these are rebrands for GT 640M and 620M, respectively. Nothing that Nvidia hasn't done before, repeatedly.

Quite possible that, that is the reason for them being on there :)

Maybe there will be no 700 series for Desktop PC's, and maybe they will jump to the 800 series like they did with the GTX 280 to GTX 480 and skipped the 300 series for the desktop.
V3ctor 5th March 2013, 08:47 Quote
The 300 series were made... They were only for OEM's...
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