Intel Haswell Desktop CPUs Up for Pre-Order

The Core i7-4770K isn't the only so-called early riser

By on March 25th, 2013 07:50 GMT
Last week, the high-end, so-called flagship of the upcoming Intel Haswell series of central processing units was listed online by a Dutch retailer. Now we have a whole bunch of other Haswell CPUs on the Net.

As is often the case, the folks at CPU World are the ones who discovered it first: PCSuperStore is accepting pre-orders for the Core i5-4430, i5-4570, i5-4570S, i5-4670, i5-4670K, i7-4770, i7-4770K and i7-4770S.

The chips are detailed, more or less, here, and they are between 0% and 13% more expensive than their Ivy Bridge-based counterparts.

That is to say their prices range from $197 / 151-197 Euro to $368 / 282 Euro.

Several other online stores from the United States have the processors, or some of them.

Nevertheless, even if eager users do place orders, shipments won't be carried out before June, when the release is scheduled.

For those who want a rundown of the essential specifications, the Core i5-4670 has four cores and a frequency of 3.4 GHz. The cache memory is 6 MB.

The i7-4770, meanwhile, is also a 3.4 GHz quad-core, but with 8 MB cache. It is likely that the 3.4 GHz speed is the maximum Turbo Boost setting, and the base clock is higher than on the Core i5-4670.

Then, there is the Core i7-4770S, with 8 MB cache memory again, but an unspecified clock frequency.

The specifications of the Core i7-4770K we've already provided here, and the details are no more extensive than for all the others.

The remaining central processing units have varying clock speeds, and cache memory of either 6 MB or 8 MB. All in all, it is easy to see that Intel isn't cutting corners, determined to offer its buyers something clearly better than Ivy Bridge at comparable prices.

Knowing the searing need for a PC market revitalizer, Chipzilla can't exactly afford anything less.

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