Intel Confirms Haswell Will Launch on June 3rd at Computex

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btdog

$368 for the 4770K?! Wow. This is why so many of us were rooting for AMD to put out something competitive. Had there been something comparable, the 4770K would be $250-300. Worse still, in 2 years the 4770K will be selling for $368.

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Dorito Bandit

I believe the article has been edited! I do believe the 4770K was listed at $327 yesterday. I know it is here http://www.pcworld.com/article/2036611/intel-starts-countdown-clock-for-next-gen-haswell-chips.html Price found in the paragraph under the heading 'Quad-core first, then dual'. I hope the hell it's not more than that. $327 is already too high in my opinion - especially for a bugged chip. we will soon see.

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Hey.That_Dude

Here's betting they gimp it with crap thermals like they did to the Ivy bridge procs.

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Maggard

Personally, I'm wondering if this is finally the architecture to replace the Core i7 920.

While I appreciate the fact the 920 (if overclocked) has been so great while being this long in tooth, I do still appreciate having reasonable upgrade performance paths.

I guess time will tell.

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apslao

I see this more a big boost to the laptop/ultrabook market. As it's been said before, the desktop crowd is pretty solid with either sandy bridge or ivy bridge. I'm definitely interested in seeing the integrated graphics performance, battery life, and overall price value of the upcoming laptop/ultrabooks.

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chainsaw_007

I really do wonder just how much of difference this will make in terms of battery life. The component that consumes the most amount of battery is easily the screen by a long shot (but then everyone here already knows that) so how big of a role does the CPU/GPU play in power consumption and how much will this generation of intel (Haswel) save or extend the battery compared to the last generation (Evy Bridge).
Will this extend the life by half an hour? one hour? Personally I feel that this will only extend the battery by only a few minutes.

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sotoa

Been waiting for this. Haswell on Surface tablets and in ultrabooks w/1080 IPS display. It's about time.

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Sparx10

If they use real solder to attach the integrated heatspreader to the die then I might get one. If they decide to go the route of Ivy Bridge on this one (crappy thermal grease) then I won't even look in their direction.

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THE_REAL_MAVERICK

After looking at this and doing some more research, I decided to just buy the i5 3570k for $200. I don't want to wait another 2 months just to have a similar CPU for an additional $57. Besides the CPU isn't nearly as important as the GPU is to me. I'm a gamer, don't care about the CPU, lol.

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Ryboodle

While you don't need to worry with that 3570k processor about CPU as a gamer, try playing Planetside 2 on a core 2 quad Q8300. There is no word to describe it but sad <~30 with an HD 6870.(CPU limited is the worst kind of limited)

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Maggard

Especially if he's playing MMOs. One of the greatest mistakes uneducated gamers make is to assume the CPU has no bearing on video gaming.

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jraschke11

I certainly hope Microsoft is planning on sticking Haswell in to an updated Surface. That would push me over the edge for buying one. Improved graphics and power consumption are the two things I would be looking for in a package like that. Light gaming when I am not at my desktop and more battery life.

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Baer

I am planning a new build but I see no value in a built in graphics for someone like me that is going to use add in GPU's.

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Baer

Double post, sorry

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Dorito Bandit

If these are the bugged chips, you would think Intel would offer them at a much lower price. However, I do plan on building a new machine within the next few months around Haswell.

Can't wait to see how all the i7 chips stack up to each other in benchmarks. Hell, if they all perform pretty much the same, I'd go with the lower-end i7. Not because of price, but because it's a little more energy efficient. Hopefully we'll soon see more energy efficient GPUs, motherboards, RAM, PSUs and everything else. Don't mind doing my part to conserve a little energy. We all should.

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Citizen Snips

The USB bug isn't that critical (you just have to plug it back in after you wake up from sleep). They also said it only happens with a small subset of USB thumb drives (not keyboards, headsets, etc), so most people will be completely unaffected.

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akrazyassho

Although I'm only expecting an upto 17% gain from my 2600k, this does give me a reason to build a 4770k machine. Lets just hope they stay true to their words and make this a delight for over clockers.

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Granite

My 3930K will suit me just fine for some time to come, I think, but I'm interested in what the new cpu's will do for the Win8 tablet market.

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cmasupra

I'm going to be interested in benchmarks of this vs Ivy Bridge. I'm still on an OC'd i7 920 and haven't seen any compelling benchmarks for Sandy Bridge E or Ivy Bridge to make me want to upgrade.

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ceator3571

Ditto!

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HiGHRoLLeR038

I have a 950 and my reasoning is for lower heat and power. but by all means, 1366 is still a badass platform.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

I plan to upgrade this summer and drop 500 on a new i7 plus a motherboard. I currently have i7-950 1366 x58

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AFDozerman

If the GPU supports OpenCL well and remains active even if I am using a discrete GPU, I might just move over from my FX. Time will tell.

That being said, the nanoseconds should have been a javascript countdown timer. That would have been awesome!

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tony2tonez

I can finally upgrade my computer. I was going to ivy bridge but then decided to wait for haswell. Can't wait to get off core 2 duo.

Also hoping they improve the ultra books with has well. I have been wanting a light portable option with 1920x1080 IPS display.

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