Laptop using future Intel 'Haswell' chip surfaces

A German PC vendor's high-end gaming rig is one the first Haswell laptops to leak.

An Intel Haswell-based design concept.
An Intel Haswell-based design concept. CNET/Josh Miller

Intel's new "Haswell" chip design is just around the corner. But we're already getting a peek at finished products, courtesy of a German PC vendor.

High-end laptops with Intel's upcoming fourth-generation Core series of chips appeared on DevilTech's site, according to Heise online.

Unannounced Intel silicon in those rigs includes quad-core Core i7s, such as the 4800MQ and 4900MQ.

And speaking of leaks, Haswell chips are actually up for pre-order on some online retailers.

For those who follow Intel chip rollouts closely, the chipmaker usually debuts quad-core mobile chips first and then follows up with more conventional laptop silicon, then, a bit later, the most power-efficient variants.

Haswell is a brand new microarchitecture that is expected to be announced formally in June.

Compared with third-generation Ivy Bridge processors, Haswell will boast a much faster graphics processing unit (GPU) and slightly faster central processing unit (CPU).

Intel has said in the past that Haswell is the company's first mainstream system-on-a-chip because it integrates most of a PC's core processing functions on one chip.

[Via bit-tech ]

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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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