Intel is reportedly going to launch a new series of Haswell i5 and i7 SKUs in Q2 2014 featuring a slight performance boost, according to CPU World. One of the CPUs is the Intel i5-4460S, which has also been spotted on the support list of some ASRock motherboards, like the B85M-ITX and H81M-GL.
There performance boost will consist of an additional 100 MHz added to the original Haswell CPU clock speeds, making no exception for the i5-4460S. The CPU is reportedly going to run at 2.9 GHz, having 4-cores, no Hyper-Threading and will most likely come with Intel’s HD 4600 graphics. It is also reported to have 6 MB of L3 cache and a 65W power envelope.
The C0 stepping is said to be the same as on the current Haswell CPUs, meaning no BIOS update should be required in order for it to function. However, manufacturers will release BIOS updates nonetheless (for current motherboards which plan on getting support for the new CPU) in order to get the motherboard to identify the CPU properly in some cases.
Pricing and availability has not yet been revealed, though it should be available when Intel will release more information about the upcoming SKUs later on.
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