Heise.de and Videocardz managed to found out the updated configuration of these notebook manufacture’s at their official sites and its quite a bit early to see them updating their notebooks since the launch of Intel Haswell CPUs is still a couple of months away. As for the GPUs, the gaming notebooks are equipped with new GeForce 700 M series graphic chips.
Gaming Notebooks Updated With Intel Haswell CPUs
The Intel Haswell mobile chips equipped inside these upcoming gaming notebooks include the following:
Intel Core i7-4930MX
Leading the Intel Haswell Mobile CPU lineup is the fastest Core i7-4930MX featuring a multi-threaded quad core design pumping a base clock of 3.00 GHz all the way upto 3.70 GHz boost frequency. The CPU features 8 MB L3 Cache, 57W TDP design and supports DDR3 and DDR3-L memory rated at 1600 MHz. Additionally, the CPU has a fast HD 4600 IGP clocked at 400 MHz core and 1350 MHz memory.
Intel Core i7-4900MQ
The Intel Core i7-4900 MQ is also a quad core CPU with multi-threading enabled but comes with lower frequency of 2.80 GHz base and 3.60 GHz boost, featuring 8 MB L3 Cache, 47W TDP design and an Intel HD 4600 graphics chip on the die with 400 MHz core and 1300 MHz memory clock.
Intel Core i7-4800MQ/ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
The Intel Core i7-4800 MQ has the same specifications as the 4900 MQ except that it runs 100 MHz slower at 2.70 GHz base and 3.50 GHz boost, featuring 6 MB L3 Cache and a 47W TDP design. IGP frequencies remain untouched and support for 1600 MHz DDR3/DDR3-L exists.
Each chip is based off the 22nm Intel Haswell architecture and are configured similarly to their Ivy Bridge predecessors except that these feature faster GT3 graphics chip which is aimed to deliver upto 3 times the processing power over Ivy Bridge iGPU and would also come with IPC enhancements around 10-15%. All gaming notebooks are fitted with the latest HM87 chipset which offers USB 3.0 and SATA III native compatibility.
NVIDIA GeForce 780M and 770M Appear Out Of The Wild
Other than the Intel Haswell CPUs, both gaming notebook manufacturer’s have also added new GeForce 700M series GPUs to their lineup with the GTX 780M leading the pack followed by GTX 770M. The GTX 780M packs a 4 GB GDDR5 (256-bit) memory while the GTX 770M packs a 3 GB GDDR5 (256-bit) memory. It is not known if these chips are based off a new Kepler architecture or rebrands of current GTX 600M series but Heise.de mentions that the GTX 780M on the DevilTech’s DTX Fragbook packs 8 GB GDDR5 memory and the chip is 30% faster than its predecessors scoring 29,458 points in 3D Mark Vantage. It is also equipped with the Core i7-4900MQ Intel Haswell CPU.
It is a possibility that some notebook manufacturer’s may showcase their upcoming gaming class designs at the CeBIT 2013 event which starts from 5th March shedding more light on the performance of Intel Haswell and GeForce 700M series GPUs.