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.