Core i7-4800MQ and i7-4900MQ Intel Haswell CPUs Up for Pre-Order

Despite availability being set for three months from now, listings appear

By on February 14th, 2013 09:05 GMT
It is one thing to fish for sporadic information on a topic of interest, and an entirely other one to be handed all the relevant data on a silver platter. The latter has occurred for a certain pair of Intel CPUs.

Forth-Generation Intel Haswell CPUs were, last we heard, scheduled for a release during this year's Computex trade show in June, 2013.

That includes everything from desktop chips to the ultra low-voltage models meant for ultrabooks.

By that logic, one would think that retailers wouldn't be very quick to list any of the CPUs until a few weeks down the line.

This logic doesn't hold any bearing now, though, since two stores have already added a pair of the fourth-generation CPUs to their lists.

PCSuperStore, for example, has begun to accept pre-orders for the Core i7-4800MQ, bearing the part number BX80647I74800MQ.

Its page seems to have disappeared, but the price was of $400.32 / 298-400 Euro when it was up, according to CPU World.

The other CPU, which is still listed, is called Core i7-4900MQ and has the box number BX80647I74900MQ. Its price is of $601.06 / 447.45-601 Euro.

Both processors have the HD 4600 integrated graphics unit, with a stock 400 MHz clock and 1.3 GHz Turbo frequency.

They also have 8 MB cache memory and the same TDP (thermal design power), of 47W, which fits their MQ monikers (they are meant for laptops).

As for x86 clocks, the Core i7-4800MQ has a frequency of 2.7 MHz (3.7 GHz maximum Turbo Boost) and the 4900MQ 2.8 / 3.8 GHz.

In conclusion, the two CPUs will be used in high-end laptops and will replace the likes of Core i7-3940XM Extreme Edition, i7-3840QM and i7-3740QM (Ivy Bridge).

Observers may notice that the specs are the same between the third-generation and fourth-generation chips, but worries should be minimum, since Haswell will have improvements to the architecture of both the CPU and GPU cores.
Intel Core i7 Haswell MQ CPUs listed
   Intel Core i7 Haswell MQ CPUs listed