Could this be the actual lineup for Haswell desktop parts?
Tech rumor site VR-Zone claims to have an authentic list of Intel’s first wave of “Haswell” desktop processors, and while we can’t confirm it outright, the parts listed seem highly plausible. Of the 14 CPU’s detailed, 6 fall under the category “standard power” with TDP’s of 84W, and 8 are referred to as “low power”, with TDP’s ranging between 65W - 35W.
Perhaps the most interesting tidbit of information here is the omission of Core i3. All of the chips on the list fall under the Core i5 and Core i7 family, and range from 3.0GHz to 3.9GHz when you factor in the Turbo Boost. Dual core parts also appear to be on the way out. Only one of the 14 CPU’s isn’t quad core, and Hyper Threading continues to be a Core i7 Exclusive.
Integrated graphics potential is also getting a bump. All of the Haswell desktop parts here will have Intel HD 4600, and depending on how it fairs in the benchmarks, 4600 may finally lay the kiss of death on the sub $200 discrete graphics market.
VR-Zone claims all of the parts listed here are slated for a Q2 2013 release, but don’t expect Intel to give us any official confirmation. I suppose we will just need to wait and see.