Chipzilla wants to start production of its new processors based on the Broadwell micro-architecture in calendar 2013, but it seems that it will not release those chips commercially until sometime in the second half of the year. According to roadmap slides published by Chinese VR-Zone web-site microprocessors made using 14nm process technology are at least a year away.
The slides say that the world’s largest chipmaker will revitalize its lineup of performance and mainstream microprocessors with code-named “Haswell Refresh” products in the second quarter of 2014. New central processing units will arrive sometimes in June in time for the Computex Taipei 2014 trade-show along with new core-logic sets that will significantly improve platform-related capabilities and performance.
Broadwell based notebooks will be seen in first half of the year but will not be shipped until between July and late December. Core i-series “Broadwell” microprocessors will serve all mobile PC market segments from various hybrid 2-in-1 devices to notebooks to ultrabooks. The CPUs will have different thermal envelopes, so they can have high performance or low power consumption.