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Haswell Core i3 and Pentium desktop CPUs available for pre-order, shipping next month

By Shawn Knight
Aug 22, 2013
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  1. Processors built on Intel’s fourth generation Haswell microarchitecture were announced at Computex earlier this year. Select Haswell CPUs, mostly high-end quad-core models, went on sale shortly after but those interested in budget Pentium and Core i3 models have had to...

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  2. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 907   +241

    I've been doing this close to 20 years now and I gotta say... I never thought I would own a chip for so long and still have it push games so well several years after its release. To this day, my i7 930 @ 4.0Ghz 24/7 still kicks serious @ss. I bet it will even push a pair of 670's well when I decide to get another GPU.
    Not trying to pat myself on the shoulder or nothing and I love the new chips (3D transistors rock) but I still have no reason to upgrade after 5 full (no exaggeration) years.
     
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  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,065   +919

    Is the 4130 or 4340 the 3120 replacement?
     
  4. I've just purchased an Ivy Bridge i5 and will be quite happy for the next couple of years. I usually skip a generation or to of cpu's for taking the plunge again.
     
  5. scorpian007

    scorpian007 TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I agree! Such a fantastic chip. I had an Intel Core i7 950 @ 4GHz and it served me VERY well in the entire time I had it, and even today it is an amazing chip, showed no sign of aging for games. Only reason I went to Haswell was because I wanted the faster i7 4770K and 16GB RAM to run multiple VM's. Otherwise, the i7 950 would've lasted me till next year quite easily (maybe more!)
     
  6. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Enthusiast Posts: 156   +44



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