An Intel Haswell Core i5 processor has been pictured and thoroughly benchmarked by ChinaDIY. Intel Haswell Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs are expected to hit retail on 2nd June 2013 along with Z87 LGA 1150 motherboards. Intel would also launch their server Haswell Xeon E3-1200 V3 processors in the same month.
Intel Haswell Core i5 Pictured and Benchmarked
The Intel Haswell Core i5 CPU tested by the site was still in engineering phase based on the latest 22nm 3D Transistors technology. The Core i5 sample is a quad core with four threads, no multi-threaded since its a Core i5 branded CPU. The CPU operates at a base clock of 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 tech enabling a higher frequency of 3.0 GHz. in idle state the CPU operates at 800 MHz which would improve the power efficiency over Ivy Bridge alot since its predecessors idle’d down to 1600 MHz.
The Intel Haswell Core i5 processor has a TDP of 83W, it should be 84W but could be a fault within CPU-z which needs to be updated. The sample comes with 6 MB of L3 cache and an HD 4600 series integrated graphics chip. It should be noted that the site was using a Z87 motherboard with LGA 1150 socket although the model name was not mentioned.
The Haswell GT2 “HD 4600” graphics core on the Haswell Core i5 processor has 20 Execution units, 2 ROPs and 4 TMUs. Over the Ivy Bridge HD 4000 iGPU, the Haswell module is quiet an update in terms of performance but still lacks against its own flagship part aka the GT3 based HD 5200 iGPU that only ships with high-end mobile and BGA desktop parts. The core clock for the GPU is maintained at 400 MHz at idle and 600 MHz in load while the memor runs at 800 MHz.
Haswell Core i5 and Core i7 models come with new and improved overclocking options such as BCLCK and FSP adjustments and overclock memory support upto DDR3-3200 MHz. The temperature of the Haswell Core i5 chip remained at a steady 33C under ambient temps of 18C while at load they hovered around the 50 – 52C mark which keeping in mind the stock Intel cooler seem resonable and not as bad as the heating problems that appeared in the Ivy Bridge CPUs at launch. You can check out benchmarks of the Haswell iGPU below:
Intel Haswell CPU Pictures:
Intel Haswell CPU/iGPU Benchmarks: