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Intel confirms Computex launch for Haswell

Intel confirms Computex launch for Haswell

Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, codenamed Haswell, are to launch at the Computex show in Taipei in June.

Intel has confirmed that it will be showing off its next-generation Haswell processors at Computex in Taipei, although the company has yet to state outright whether this will be a paper launch or the start of full retail availability.

Intel's fourth-generation Core architecture, Haswell introduces some significant tweaks over the current-generation Ivy Bridge, which was a mere process node shrink of Sandy Bridge with few innovations of its own. Chief among these is the introduction of transactional memory technology, which significantly boosts the performance of multithreaded code written with the technique in mind, and the Haswell New Instructions, which increase the existing instruction set with wider SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) support and performance-boosted floating point multiple-accumulate functionality.

Other improvements rumoured to appear in Haswell include 10-day always-connected standby runtimes for laptops and claims of models featuring a coherent L4 cache that is shared between the central processing cores and the integrated graphics cores. Coupled with a claimed boost to the performance of the integrated graphics cores itself, Hasell has much to offer over its predecessors.

Widely rumoured to be launching at Computex, it's little surprise to find that Intel has begin a countdown to the fourth-generation Core family which puts the launch date firmly at the 3rd of June - the day before the Computex 2013 conference opens in Taipei.

While Intel isn't saying whether its 'launch' constitutes retail availability or a mere 'paper launch' - the name given to the unveiling of a product in advance of actual mass production and mainstream availability - it certainly suggests that Haswell parts will be readily available by the second half of the year.

Thus far, the company hasn't confirmed the specifications or prices of the products it intends to unveil, but Chinese-language tech site VR-Zone (translated) claims to have sight of a spec sheet for the full family of fourth-generation desktop Core chips - including details of the low-power variants, which dip as low as 35W for a quad-core 2GHz model with HyperThreading support and 8MB cache.

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alpaca 29th April 2013, 12:14 Quote
While this is very interesting and stuff, they will likely only launch way-to-expensive chips in the beginning. My question is: what effect will the launch have on the prices of ivy bridge components?
rollo 29th April 2013, 12:47 Quote
Sandy prices bearly dropped after Ivy launch id expected a similar t hing this time around.

That assumes they will be priced the same which is not a guarentee. If they are priced above the existing range then the ivy chips may stay as a lower priced chip you just never know with intel.

Most expensive chip will be the 4770k between £260-£280 ( oem to retail ) is what im expecting 3770k is around £263 at the moment and most are assuming it will be the same price.
Xir 29th April 2013, 14:35 Quote
Let's see if the replacement for the i5-3570K is among the launch candidates.
Boards might appear a bit earlier?
Hustler 29th April 2013, 14:42 Quote
Strange time of year to launch a new product, start of summer...limited availability?

...maybe they need time to ramp production up for the autumn.
damien c 29th April 2013, 16:08 Quote
Wonder if it's going to have the same temp issue once overclocked like the Ivy Bridge cpu's.
Dr Evil 30th April 2013, 12:37 Quote
Been waiting for MS to release a Surface that's worth buying and it looks like the Pro will be with us in June then.

They may have missed the Christmas rush by a pinch, but hopefully Haswell was worth the holdup.

- Evil
Gareth Halfacree 30th April 2013, 14:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dr Evil
Been waiting for MS to release a Surface that's worth buying and it looks like the Pro will be with us in June then. They may have missed the Christmas rush by a pinch, but hopefully Haswell was worth the holdup.
I'd be very surprised if the Surface Pro launches in the UK with a Haswell processor. It's far more likely it'll be the same spec as the US launch, i.e. an Ivy Bridge Core i5.
Dr Evil 30th April 2013, 16:17 Quote
Hi Gareth,

Do you want a gentlemans handshake or a fiver on it? :-]

- Evil
Gareth Halfacree 30th April 2013, 16:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dr Evil
Do you want a gentlemans handshake or a fiver on it? :-}
G'wan then: loser pays a fiver to the charity of the winner's choice. You win if the Surface Pro launches with Haswell; I win if it launches with Ivy Bridge. If it launches with neither - like, Microsoft goes nuts and puts an AMD chip in there or something - then we both pay up. Deal?
rollo 30th April 2013, 21:15 Quote
Can pretty much guarentee it will be ivy, an American company giving haswell enabled surface pro to uk not going to happen.
theshadow2001 30th April 2013, 22:22 Quote
Hmmm, some of the virtualisation tech seems to be missing from the k series going by the chart in the linked site.
Dr Evil 30th April 2013, 22:32 Quote
Sounds great to me Gareth, good suggestion.

Best,

Evil
faugusztin 30th April 2013, 23:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by alpaca
My question is: what effect will the launch have on the prices of ivy bridge components?

None, zero, nada. New generation of CPU never changes the pricing of the previous generation(s). Older generations stays at the same price level and slowly disappears.
Gareth Halfacree 16th May 2013, 11:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dr Evil
Sounds great to me Gareth, good suggestion.
Hope you've got that £5 ready to donate... ;)
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