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Intel Haswell Refresh chips will arrive in May

Intel is preparing to release Haswell Refresh processors during the first six months of 2014 with up to 20 new chips in the pipeline.

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DigiTimes reports that it will release 20 new SKUs across its Core i-series, Pentium and Celeron brands with the likelihood that Computex 2014 will be the first time they are shown before a retail release in May.

The different processors include the Core i7-4790, Core i5-4690, Core i5-4590, Core i3-4360, Pentium G3450 and Celeron G1840 and low-power Core i7-4790S, Core i5-4590S and Core i3-4150T.

Following this Intel will release the Haswell Refresh K and Haswell-E series in Q3 2014 with the Core i5-3350P, Core i3-3225 and Core i3-3210 all being phased out in Q1 2014.

The company will also start to ship its Z97 and H97 chipsets in April so that motherboard producers, such as Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology, will be able to start selling products featuring them by the end of April.

The next chip that will be released by the firm is the Intel Broadwell processor, which will be Intel’s first 14-nanometer processor and enter production during the current quarter.

Intel had originally planned to start producing the chips a quarter earlier but a “defect density issue” with the 14nm process node meant that it was delayed by a quarter.

Broadwell chips first saw the light of day at IDF 2013 back in September when it stated that the chip will reduce power consumption by 30 per cent through its 14nm die shrink.

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Intel is expecting to be busy during the coming 12 months and used CES 2014 to unveil a raft of wearables as well as switching its focus to designed architectures to go inside 2-in-1 systems.