Intel's 'Haswell' Desktop Processors Detailed for Spring 2013 Launch

VR-Zone shares (via Engadget) what is claimed to be a leaked list of Intel's first wave of "Haswell" desktop processors. The 14 new chips are expected to debut in the spring of 2013 and will build new architecture on top of the 22-nanometer process used in the current Ivy Bridge chips.

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Haswell will bring a number of enhancements to Intel's chip lineup, including faster performance and significant integrated graphics improvements delivered by the new Intel HD 4600 graphics package.

The Haswell desktop chips are likely to only make their way into Apple's iMac family, as the Mac mini uses mobile chips while the Mac Pro takes advantage of Xeon-branded server chips. Still, progress on Haswell sets the stage for further improvements to Apple's just-redesigned flagship desktop Mac, and mobile chips that will power most of the rest of Apple's Mac lineup should follow relatively soon after.

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Top Rated Comments

0815 Avatar
150 months ago
While I am sure, there are power users that need faster and faster processors, I think the majority does not.

If I would have the choice of upgrading a HDD to SSD or getting the latest, greatest, fastes processor, I would get the SSD - as a matter of fact, I upgraded all my machines to SSD and the effect is much better than getting a faster processor. Just wish they drives would get bigger and cheaper faster.

Nevertheless, good to see the processor technology is not standing still, even though it is no longer the big bottleneck in computers these days.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Woodcrest64 Avatar
150 months ago
I just ordered a $6,504.00 CDN iMac with the following specs

3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x8GB
768GB Flash Storage
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse
Promise Pegasus 12TB (6x2TB) R6 RAID System

Will Haswell make much of difference for my needs? I use my computer for facebook, email, twitter and listening to iTunes. I occasionally edit photos in iPhoto from my iphone.

Just kidding :)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pianoblack3 Avatar
150 months ago
guess i can wait a few more months for an imac

Something tells me you'll be waiting a lot longer than that!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Colpeas Avatar
150 months ago

What's after Haswell?

Farewell :D
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
150 months ago
Behold as the new iMac gets the shortest life cycle ever.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snacksfarlin Avatar
150 months ago
guess i can wait a few more months for an imac
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)