High-End Intel Haswell Mobile Chips to Arrive in April 2013
According to a recent report, Intel is to release its high-end Haswell i7 mobile processors in April 2013. These high-end processors will all be quad-core, and will have Hyper-Threading technology enabled, allowing two threads to run on each physical core. The chips will have a base clock of between 2.7 and 3.0GHz, and will have turbo frequencies between 3.5 and 3.7GHz. The chips will have 47-57W TDPs and are likely to be used in high-end gaming laptops as well as all-in-one desktops where low power consumption is of paramount importance.
The Haswell series of mobile processors will also come in a variety of variants, including a new H series that will all be quad-core chips with TDPs between 37 and 57W. The report also states the H series chips will use the BGA (ball-grid-array) package in which the processor is soldered directly onto the motherboard itself. The information has not yet been confirmed by Intel, however it would appear that the firm will be introducing BGA processors as an alternative to the mainstream socketed processors. It will be interesting to see the price difference, if any, between the two types of processor.