Most processor lines from Intel get an update mid-cadence, usually a few individual processors to fill up the product stack or another one on top for increased clock speeds.  This time around, Intel is looking to release a long line of refresh processors according to various leaked sources.  Like usual processor updates mid-cadence, an update in CPU clock speeds for a given price point is usually par-for-the-course, although in the past we have seen stepping changes that might offer a little more.  At CPU-World, they have caught an e-tailer listing pre-order pricing information for several of the expected SKUs:

Pre-Order Pricing
SKU Price USD
Celeron G1840 2.8 GHz $47.51
Celeron G1850 2.9 GHz $59.20
Pentium G3240 3.1 GHz $70.96
Pentium G3440 3.3 GHz $90.54
Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz $132.73
Core i3-4350 3.6 GHz $155.12
Core i3-4360 3.7 GHz $166.31
Core i5-4590 3.7 GHz $213.36
Core i5-4690 3.9 GHz $235.75
Core i7-4790 4.0 GHz $326.48

ShopBLT in the US has ten of the processors up to pre-order, although the dating of when they are expecting these processors remains unknown.  Given the details provided by ShopBLT, we can build a table of competing components from the original Haswell processor launch:

Haswell Core i7
  Core i7-4790
(New)
Core i7-4771
(Current)
CPU Speed 3600 MHz / 4000 MHz 3500 MHz / 3900 MHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
L2 Cache 1024 KB 1024 KB
L3 Cache 8192 KB 8192 KB
IGP HD 4600 HD 4600
IGP Frequency ? / 1200 MHz 350 MHz / 1200 MHz
TDP 84W 84W
Price at Launch ? $314 (OEM) / $320 (box)
Price Today $326.48 $319.99

Haswell Core i5
  Core i5-4590
(New)
Core i5-4570
(Current)
CPU Speed 3300 MHz / 3700 MHz 3200 MHz / 3600 MHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
L2 Cache 1024 KB 1024 KB
L3 Cache 6144 KB 6144 KB
IGP HD 4600 HD 4600
IGP Frequency ? / 1150 MHz 350 MHz / 1150 MHz
TDP 84W 84W
Price at Launch ? $192 (OEM) / $202 (box)
Price Today $213.36 $199.99

Haswell Core i3
  Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz
(New)
Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz
(Current)
CPU Speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores 2 2
Threads 4 4
L2 Cache 512 KB 512 KB
L3 Cache 3072 KB 3072 KB
IGP HD 4000 Series HD 4400
IGP Frequency ? 350 MHz / 1150 MHz
TDP 54W 54W
Price at Launch ? $122 (OEM) / $129 (box)
Price Today $132.73 $124.99

Haswell Pentium
  Pentium G3440 3.3 GHz
(New)
Pentium G3430 3.3 GHz
(Current)
CPU Speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores 2 2
Threads 2 2
L2 Cache 512 KB 512 KB
L3 Cache 3072 KB 3072 KB
IGP HD (Haswell) HD (Haswell)
IGP Frequency ? 350 MHz / 1100 MHz
TDP 53W 53W
Price at Launch ? $86 (OEM) / $93 (box)
Price Today $90.54 $99.99

Haswell Celeron
  Celeron G1840 2.8 GHz
(New)
Celeron G1830 2.8 GHz
(Current)
CPU Speed 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores 2 2
Threads 2 2
L2 Cache 512 KB 512 KB
L3 Cache 2048 KB 2048 KB
IGP HD (Haswell) HD (Haswell)
IGP Frequency ? 1050
TDP 53W 53W
Price at Launch ? $52.00
Price Today $47.51 $59.99

The newer processors have to deal with the older SKUs being price dropped initially, until stocks run dry. By this quick analysis the Celerons and Pentiums might be in the best position to sell at launch.  As of yet there is no indication of a new unlocked –K series processor, or the prices updates to the lower power processor lines, despite this list provided by CPU-World that shows 20 SKUs coming for the fresh.  I would expect a Xeon update as well perhaps, but those cards are still close to Intel’s chest. 

Source: CPU-World

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  • TiGr1982 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    "There's finally an Intel chip that officially runs at 4GHz".

    To be more precise, there finally going to be an Intel desktop "MAINSTREAM" ~$320 chip that officially runs UP TO 4.0 GHz.

    Because formally UP TO 4.0 GHz (stock - without OC) was first reached by Intel relatively long time ago on the desktop:

    1) There was Core i7-3970X, running UP TO 4.0 GHz released back in November 2012, but it was an "EXTREME" $1000+
    2) There is Core i7-4960X, running UP TO 4.0 GHz released in September 2013, but it is an "EXTREME" $1000+
    Reply
  • TiGr1982 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    "I wonder if we'll ever see 5 [GHz]?"

    I think, NO. No (even UP TO - in few threads active Turbo) 5 GHz mainstream user CPUs at stock (without OC) in the foreseeable future - not on the current stack of silicon manufacturing technologies, at least.
    Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    There was also an E3 Xeon, I think v2 and/or v3 series that was up to 4Ghz stock as well. Reply
  • TiGr1982 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    That's right about E3 Xeons (I just limited myself with desktop parts in that post)
    There is an even 3.7/4.1 stock Ivy Bridge Xeon E3-1290 v2.
    That's about the formal top frequency at stock for Intel.
    Reply
  • TiGr1982 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    I meant, Xeon E3 is formally a server/workstation part, despite often working in regular desktop motherboards because it shares the same silicon die with the corresponding generation of desktop i7's. Reply
  • jardows2 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    Let me know when they release a version that does not have integrated graphics. Kind of a waste to put in when you are using a high-end discreet video card. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    Buy LGA2011 parts if you want IGPless. Discrete GPU users aren't a large enough part of the consumer market to justify a separate product line (and all the validation, inventory, etc costs that come with one) any more. Reply
  • jimjamjamie - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - link

    The i5-3350P may interest you Reply
  • anonymous_user - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    What does the HD 4000 Series mean for Core i3-4150? Is it a downgrade from Core i3-4130's HD 4400 or is it the same? Reply
  • TiGr1982 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - link

    Probably, it will be the same HD 4400 as in case of Core i3-4130, because both are Core i3-41xx series. Reply

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