Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Mobile Haswell Refresh Arrives – 10 New SKUs with the Usual Upgrades
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.
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:
|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.
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.
— Usman Pirzada (@usmanpirzada) January 20, 2014
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