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.
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 ]