It seems that the next generation of Intel’s Haswell CPU processors, with the Core i7-4770K flagship leading the line, has been leaked – and the good people over at VR-Zone has managed to get their hands dirty with the collection, mulling over the future 22nm Haswell desktop processors. There would originally be 14 CPUs across the Core i7 and Core i5 brands, and these will rely on a totally new CPU socket known as LGA 1150 on Lynx Point chipset motherboards, which are then further split into half a dozen standard power SKUs and eight low power SKUs.
The flagship Intel Core i7-4770K will offer a 3.50GHz base clock speed across a quartet of cores and eight threads, where it will also have a 3.9GHz boost speed and an 8MB cache. With on-die graphics that have been given the bump to Intel’s HD 4600 while delivering a 1250 MHz dynamic max frequency, you will not find yourself short on firepower here.
As a measure of continuity, Haswell will continue where the current Ivy Bridge range of CPUs left off, retaining a similar 22nm process albeit throwing in new microarchitecture for better performance. Expect Q2 2013 to see the first batch of Haswell processors released.