Intel Beings Mass Production of 4th Generation Haswell Processors


Haswell Processors

Despite negative revenue results from last year which arise due to a shrinking PC market, Intel has begun the mass production of its 4th Generation Haswell processors which arrive in Q2 2013. In addition to the 22nm Core processors, Intel would also commence the production of its 14nm chips in Q4 2013.

Intel Commences 4th Generation Haswell Processors Mass Production

The Intel Core Haswell Processors are built on the 22nm architectural process making use of the latest 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology. This allows better performance at a much lower power input, additionally the core Haswell processors are equipped with the latest HD Graphics chips from Intel that delivers upto twice the GPU performance of past Core series processors.

“We started production of our next-generation micro-architecture product code-named Haswell, which we expect to qualify for sale this quarter. This production prior to qualification for sale resulted in an increase in [older-generation] inventory write-offs,” said Stacy Smith

“In the first half of this year, we will launch Haswell, enabling one of the most significant changes to the PC since Centrino in 2003. Haswell was designed from the ground up to enable breakthrough innovation in form factor, battery life and usability. It will deliver the single largest generation-to-generation battery life improvement in Intel's history and it is inspiring a new wave of ultra-sleek, convertible, touch-based designs across our customer base,” said Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel. XbitLabs

Intel's Haswell processor lineup was leaked last month which revealed the Core i7 4770K and Core i5 4670K as the flagship processors of the 4th generation core series. Intel Haswell processors also incorporate new overclocking features such as BCLCK overclocking and an integrated Voltage Regulator Module with 320 Phases to ensure best stability for the new Haswell processors. These new processors would be supported by the latest 8-Series Lynx Point chipset motherboard which we have already detailed here.

If launch goes on time, we would be looking at the 4th Generation Haswell Processors during the first week on June. Ofcourse the motherboards would launch simultaneously during the processor launch.