Intel had added 9 new chips to its line of processors based on its 4th-generation Core architecture. They range from a Core i7 chip that sells for more than $1000 to more affordable low-voltage processors priced under $300.

Intel Haswell chips
image credit: TechPowerUp

All of the new processors are aimed at notebooks and other mobile devices, but some are designed for high-performance machines while others will show up in value-priced devices or systems that prioritize long battery life over bleeding edge performance.

For instance, the Core i5-4310U is a 2 GHz dual-core chip with Intel HD 4400 graphics and a list price of $281 while the Core i5-4310M is a higher-power version of the same chip with a 2.7 GHz dual-core processor, Intel HD 4600 graphics and a lower price of $225 — but the latter chip will probably be a bit less power efficient.

The folks at CPU World have a more detailed run-down of the new chips.

via TechPowerUp

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6 replies on “Intel introduces 9 new Haswell chips”

  1. I used to get real excited when Intel brought out a new chip but lately I have been a lot more excited to what ARM brings in the way of affordability and usability.

  2. So, those are just small speed bumps. Intel does this every time, produce chips then produce slightly more capable ones with a 100MHz speed bump down the line when yields have improved. Case in point, the top end chip was a 3920, then a 3930, then 4930 and now 4940.

  3. What are the TDPs of the MQ parts? It’d be nice to see a quad core in an ultraportable like the X230 or similar. Too bad Lenovo went backwards with the X240 (slower CPU, less RAM, single channel RAM, less USB ports, etc.).

    1. Might not be mainstream, but how about the Gigabyte P34G or P35K? I’d be interested in purchasing one if I didn’t get a Sony S13 last year…
      There’s also the Razer Blade (more pricey) and MSI version as well…

  4. Taking a page out of Samsung’s playbook? Make a bunch of stuff and see which is popular?

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