Look for new Haswell chips to appear in Q2 2014
Intel's Haswell refresh for the desktop is presumably only weeks away at this point -- rumor has it the new parts will show up in retail in the second quarter of 2014 -- and while we'll have to wait until then for the full scoop, an online store is already posting pre-order prices and specs of 10 upcoming Haswell CPUs . Most of them boast minor speed bumps of 100MHz over their predecessors.
For that reason, don't hold your breath in anticipation of any major performance improvements. What you can expect (assuming the price list is accurate) are slightly faster parts, both in terms of base and Turbo Boost frequencies. In any event, here's a look at the 10 CPUs as they appear on ShopBLT (with credit going to CPU-World for digging these up):
Comparing the prices of the new Haswell parts to currently listed ones on ShopBLT's website, it appears these will cost about the same as the CPUs they're replacing, while the old parts are likely to see a price drop.