Intel's latest roadmap has leaked online, which confirms Haswell for H1 2013 and reveals a tentative release date between March and June 2013.
Intel's latest roadmap has leaked online, which Haswell for H1 2013 and reveals a tentative release date between March and June 2013.
By now, we know much about Haswell, including detailed specifications, the graphics, and we have even seen a die shot. Like Ivy Bridge, Haswell will be fabbed at 22nm and appear in dual-core and quad-core variants. Unlike Ivy Bridge, Haswell will feature three graphics configurations – GT1, GT2 and GT3 and introduce a new socket – LGA 1150. It is also suggested that Haswell will bring the TDP for the top SKUs back to 95W, after the top Ivy Bridge i7 3770K ducks in at 77W. While the above roadmap is for desktops, we can expect Haswell for notebooks around Q2 2013 as well. Of course, Haswell is a long way away, and we have the small matter of an impending Ivy Bridge release in April.
Interestingly, Ivy Bridge-E is not mentioned on the roadmap, which covers till H1 2013. Thus, Sandy Bridge-E is likely to continue as the enthusiast platform, co-existing with Haswell for a while. This means before Sandy Bridge-E goes EOL, it would have complemented three different mainstream generations – Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell.