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Intel to launch new 'Haswell' Core processor family at Computex in June

Intel has confirmed that it will formally unveil the fourth generation of its Core processor family, dubbed Haswell, at the beginning of June.

According to a recent Intel Newsroom post, Haswell will arrive in "approximately 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds," which works out at 4 June and coincides neatly with the beginning of the annual Computex trade show in Taipei.

"Intel will reveal all there is to know about the highly anticipated 4th generation Intel Core processor family," the company wrote in a statement.

If Intel does indeed break cover with Haswell at the start of Computex, that should mean that OEMs are subsequently able to launch a range of new-generation PC devices with improved processing capabilities at the Taiwanese showcase.

Based on a 22nm process, Haswell is expected to be a quad-core configuration that initially features in high-end laptops, UltraBooks, and convertible PC devices.

In addition to Intel's bold aspiration of 'reinventing' the notebook, the fourth generation processor is tipped to resolve some of the power consumption issues that have plagued the current generation of Ivy Bridge chips, whilst also delivering improved graphics performance.

Computex is Asia's largest technology showcase and the second largest computing event in the world. It will take place across five venues in Taipei from 4-8 June.