Intel refreshes Haswell line with faster Core i5, i7 for notebooks; new Pentium and Celeron chips too

Intel has announced new Haswell processors for the high-end laptop market, most likely to be used in the upcoming refresh of the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro models as well as other high end ultrabooks and high-performance laptops.

 

In all there are three Core i5 and four Core i7 based processors. All of these processors are successors to the processors currently found on the Macbook Pros. The new processors have a 200 MHz boost over the older generation.

Intel refreshes Haswell line with faster Core i5, i7 for notebooks; new Pentium and Celeron chips too

Intel Core i5 and Core i7 lineup (Image: CPU World)

The new ultra low voltage or ULV processors include the dual-core, hyper-threaded Core i5-4287U, Core i5-4308U and Core i7-4578U which are clocked at 2.6GHz, 2.8GHz and 3GHz respectively. Each of these processors will come with integrated Intel Iris 5100 graphics solution, with a maximum TDP of 28W.

 

Under the H series processors, you have one Core i5 model and three Coire i7 models. The Core i5-4210H is a dual-core hyper-threaded processor clocked at 2.9GHz and having Intel HD4600 integrated graphics. The other processors are the Core i7-4770HQ, Core i7-4870HQ and Core i7-4980HQ clocked at 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.8GHz respectively. These Core i7 processors will sport the higher end Intel Iris Pro 5200 integrated graphics solution.

Intel Pentium and Celeron lineup (Image: CPU World)

Intel Pentium and Celeron lineup (Image: CPU World)

Apart from the higher end processors, Intel also announced the update to its Bay Trail Celeron and Pentium line. These processors are targetted at low power systems which will be affordable to many. The clock speeds are also kept lower on purpose.

 

The Celeron N2808 and Celeron N2840 are both dual-core non hyper-threaded processors clocked at 1.58 GHz and 2.16GHz separately. The Celeron N2940 and Pentium N3540 are quad-core non hyper-threaded processors clocked at 1.83GHz and 2.16GHz respectively.

 

The maximum TDP for the Celeron N2840, Pentium N2940 and Pentium N3540 is 7.5W whereas the Celeron N2808 is even lower at 4.3W.

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