Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Mobile Haswell Refresh Arrives – 10 New SKUs with the Usual Upgrades

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Intel released 9 New Haswell based Mobile Processors and the Lone Celeron Processor today. The SKUs feature the usual architectural improvement while upping the frequency by 100 Mhz compared to predecessors.

Intel Broadwell and Haswell Refresh Platform

9 New Haswell Mobile SKUs and One Celeron SKU Added to Intel’s Price List.

The new Haswell Mobile SKUs include the Core i5-4310M, i5-4310U, i5-4340M and i5-4360U, 7-4610M, i7-4810MQ, i7-4860HQ, i7-4910MQ, and Core i7-4940MX Extreme Edition.

Firstly a few things to keep in mind:

  • The U Suffix indicates the Ultra Low Voltage Range.
  • The M Suffix indicates the normal Mobile Processor Range.
  • The MQ Suffix indicates the use of the HD 460.
  • The HQ suffix indicates the use of the Iris Pro Graphics.
  • The MX Suffix indicates an unlocked multiplier and refers to the high end spectrum of mobile processors.
  • The Refresh Nomenclature has been had 0010 added to it. Ie an i7 4850HQ has been renamed to an i7 4860HQ.

Without further ado, the list of new SKUs:

SKU Cores Threads Clock L3 cache iGPU Price
Celeron 2980U 2 2 1.6 Ghz 2 MB HD Graphics (Haswell) $107
Core i5-4310M 2 4 2.7 GHz 3 MB HD 4600 $225
Core i5-4310U 2 4 2 GHz 3 MB HD 4400 $281
Core i5-4340M 2 4 2.9 GHz 3 MB HD 4600 $266
Core i5-4360U 2 4 1.5 GHz 3 MB HD 5000 $315
Core i7-4610M 2 4 3 GHz 4 MB HD 4600 $346
Core i7-4810MQ 4 8 2.8 GHz 6 MB HD 4600 $378
Core i7-4860HQ 4 8 2.4 GHz 6 MB HD 5200 $434
Core i7-4910MQ 4 8 2.9 GHz 8 MB HD 4600 $568
Core i7-4940MX 4 8 3.1 GHz 8 MB HD 4600 $1096

The predecessor processors to these new arrivals are the Core i5-4300M, i5-4300U, i5-4330M, i5-4350U, i7-4600M, i7-4800MQ, i7-4850HQ, i7-4900MQ and i7-4930MX respectively. Contrary to what you might read on other sites the Celeron 2980U is not a new arrival but rather a relaunch with around $30 of price reduction.

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The prices range from $107 dollars to a massive $1096. The highest end of the spectrum, the i7-4940MX, with an unlocked multiplier,  4 Physical Cores/ 8 Threads, 3.1Ghz Clock Speed and 8 MB Cache. It also has an HD 4600 iGPU.  Though common sense would tell you that going from the i7-4910MQ to the i7-4940M does not justify the $528 Price Increase.

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