We all know that Haswell is the successor to current generation Ivy Bridge CPUs but up to this point, we haven’t had a date to circle on our calendar for its arrival. That’s all changing now according to a new report from DigiTimes which says we can expect to see Intel’s revamped architecture arrive on June 2 – just two days before Computex kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan.
Sources say that the Core i7-4770K, i7-4770, i7-4770S, i7-4770T, i7-4765T, i5-4670K, i5-4670, i5-4670S, i5-4670T, i5-4570, i5-4570S, i5-4570T, i5-4430 and the i5-4430S will all be released during the second quarter of 2013. The chip maker is further expected to launch the Core i3 Haswell and Ivy Bridge-E processors during the third quarter followed by Pentium and Celeron chips after that.
As you may already know, Haswell will require a brand new socket, LGA1150. Chips will ship with Intel HD Graphics 4600 and a new memory controller that is able to hit speeds of up to 1,600MHz. The platform will also use a new chipset known as Lynx Point which includes up to 14 USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 / SATA 6Gbps ports and eight PCIe 2.0 lanes.
Jumping back to Computex, sources say that related products like motherboards, notebooks and maybe even tablets will likely be on display during the show. Along with motherboards, we have little doubt that third party cooling makers will have heatsinks and water cooling kits ready for the new socket as well.