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Intel lists eight new Haswell desktop parts

by on21 July 2014

100MHz clock bump

Intel has added eight new desktop chips to its price list, ranging from cheap Pentiums to mainstream Core i3 parts. All the chips are dual-cores based on the good old Haswell core.

Four new Pentiums are now available. All are dual-core, dual-thread chips with 3MB of L3 cache. The Pentium G3250 is clocked at 3.2GHz, it has a TDP of 53W and it costs $64. The G3250T runs at 2.8GHz, but it has a TDP of 35W. It costs the same. The second 35W part is the Pentium G3450T, which runs at 2.9GHz and costs $75. The G3460 is clocked at 3.5GHz, but it has a TDP of 53W and it costs $86.

The Core i3 family has four new members and they all support Hyperthreading. The Core i3-4160 is a 54W part clocked at 3.6GHz. The Core i3-4160T is a 35W version clocked at 3.1GHz. Both cost $117. The Core i3-4370 is a 3.8GHz part with a TDP of 54W and an MSRP of $149. The 4360T runs at 3.2GHz and costs $138, but as the T suffix suggests, it is a 35W part.

All of the new chips are basically clock bumps, offering 100MHz higher clocks than their predecessors. The "new" Core i3 products are priced to compete with AMD's recently Kaveri desktop APUs.

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