Intel officially releases Haswell Refresh processors

By Scorpus ยท 10 replies
May 12, 2014
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  1. Back in April, Intel began quietly shipping their Haswell Refresh processors to a limited selection of retailers, ahead of the official launch of the CPUs and new 9-series-based motherboards designed for them. Now Intel is making it all official, having...

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,401

    Oh no! My 3770k is no longer fast enough! What will I ever do....

    I honestly like seeing refreshes like this. If you every break hardware through over clocking its nice to be able to replace with something a little faster. It ALMOST justifies the replacement cost. Luckily its been a long time since I've killed a CPU, but I did kill a gtx470 a few years back shortly after the release of the 600 series.

    overclocking is not for the faint of heart lol.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Im only curious with this in the Devils Canyon chips coming. The rest are just there to replace some of the other sku's with slight clock bumps.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    What will be the Core counts??
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Same as always, the i5 will be a 4core and the i7 is a 4core 8 thread chip. These are not the Haswell-E series chips.
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    So no core count increases :'(
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Eh boring update. The highlight of this update has to be the Z97 chipset. Devils canyon CPUs may be great, we will have to see.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,696

    IMO, there hasn't been anything exciting since Sandy Bridge. Maybe that's because I was needing upgrades at the time though.
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  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah that is true. There is no competition from AMD, so the sector is boring. On the other hand though, look at the GPU industry, AMD is actually releasing competition to nVidia's products so they are actually trying to outclass each other!
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  10. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I am happy with my i5 4670K cpu. Frankly the best performance boost of recent times must be the SSD. I still cannot get over just how fast my PC boots from cold.
  11. The last few generation of cpu's if you could call them that have been hilarious. I have been running 4ghz+ with a I7 920 d0 since early 2009 with 4 cores and 8 hyperthread.

    Intel have caught onto the fact that no one needs more power and are willing to spend heaps of cash for "new generation gear" that's basically smaller die, heat and power consumption while tacking on low end graphics onboard to justify the release. In all seriousness the 2core i3's should come with onboard graphics as this helps people with basic work stations and the high end cpus should get rid of the onboard graphics and step upto at least 5+ cores.

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