Intel Launches Haswell Processors Ahead of WWDC Mac Updates

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Intel today officially announced the launch of its latest family of Core processors, formerly known as "Haswell". The new processors are making their way into a number of new computers, and are expected to be included in Apple's next-generation Macs, some of which are likely to make their debuts at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

    The new chips offer significant improvements in integrated graphics performance, as well as modest CPU performance improvements and a major effort toward increasing battery life in notebooks.
    Ars Technica has been providing overviews of the new chips, beginning with the quad-core desktop and notebook chips that were unveiled over the weekend. That group included six Core i7 and six Core i5 chips for desktop machines, as well as ten varieties of Core i7 notebook chips.
    With today's announcement of dual-core Haswell chips highlighted by AnandTech, the picture for Apple's notebook lineup comes into more focus. Intel has emphasized mobile chips for this round of dual-core launches, a move that will likely see the chips showing in updated MacBook Airs and 13-inch MacBook Pros as soon as next week.

    A notebook refresh is expected to be the hardware highlight of WWDC alongside previews of OS X 10.9 and iOS 7. The latest rumors suggest that Apple may even be able to slim down the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which is currently slightly thicker than its 15-inch sibling. Less substantial tweaks are expected for the MacBook Air, although the move to Haswell should offer significant performance improvements in certain areas.

    Article Link: Intel Launches Haswell Processors Ahead of WWDC Mac Updates
  2. powerslave12r macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I'm so confused as to when Haswell actually launched. My friends has been running it since Sunday as he was able to pick it up in store off the shelf.
  4. greenwta macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    Do you think they will give the boost to the 15" rMBP as well? Is there any reason to believe they would not?
  5. bloggerblog macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Can't wait for the Apple ARM version of the MacBooks
  6. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I look forward to getting a 15" Haswell MacBook Pro, even if they probably won't release it at WWDC. They might announce that it will be shipping later, though.
  7. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    Yes. No.

    This update doesn't mean a whole lot for desktop users either.
  8. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    really excited about WWDC '13 next monday

    Been holding out for a iphone and rMBP for over a year now!

    Can't wait

    PS i hope apple has been listening to their customers, bring us raw power as well as the magic of apple!
    And RIP to stupidly overpriced upgrades to our MAC - like charging 200% on SSD is criminal!
  9. Ryth macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    I think your friend picked up the last revision of the latest chip. Haswell hasn't even launched desktop chips as far as I know yet.
  10. powerslave12r macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
  11. Rossatron macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2013
    in a ziplock bag inside a car's trunk
    well, in that case: should i go for the haswell, or wait until after the WWDC when Apple announces the new new macbook? :D:D:D:D:D
  12. barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    I can't really see any sense in them switching to proprietary chips significantly slower than Intel and designed as integrated CPU/GPUs for tablets and phones :)
  13. GREEN4U macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2010
    Haswell is such an ugly name. It sounds like a high school principal or something.
  14. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nope, he's got a 4670K on a Z87 mobo. It's been on sale in Canada since Sunday. I know TigerDirect and Newegg Canada have had it available since then as well.
  15. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    :rolleyes: Do you realize the disaster this would be?
  16. InfoTime macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    I care about this only if it means a new Mac Pro will be announced and shipping soon.
  17. jfx94 macrumors regular

    May 22, 2013
    where ever I am at.
    Keeping my fingers crossed that the new integrated graphics will be able to drive the full resolution display at a significantly higher frame rate on the 15" rMBP.

    Counting down the days till next Monday...
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    I would like to see Apple do something radical with the MBA. It now is capable of significant power and battery efficiency. Let's mix things up.
  19. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Well then this news will not please you. Haswell will have nothing to do with the Mac Pro this year. If the Mac Pro is updated this year it would be with the Ivy Bridge Xeons when they are available.
  20. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    Can't wait

    That "Shut up and take my money" meme comes to mind. Been looking to replace my Mid-2009 13" MBP, looking into a 13" rMBP and new processors and possibly a slimmer design have my interest piqued!
  21. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Yea I cannot wait for under powered chips that will introduce a myriad of software compatibility issues for a small power advantage and to stick it to Intel.


    This is really stupid if this rumor is true. Instead of increasing battery longevity due to the decreased power draw, they might cut the battery down to make the laptop slimmer and have the current battery life?
  22. Macrolido macrumors regular


    May 14, 2012
    Monterrey, Mexico
    You must be kidding.
  23. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Of course, we all know in reality we'll be seeing about 2.5 hours of battery life in realistic usage scenarios, as usual.
  24. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    There's always one crazy person who thinks ARM would work well for laptops.
  25. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Personally I love the headline. I know this is MR. But in actuality - it's just that Intel Launches Haswell Processors.

    The fact that it's before WWDC or MIGHT be part of Mac Updates is really secondary.

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