Intel will release several new 22nm Haswell Refresh-based processors in April, aiming to boost demand for desktop products and the company will also unveil several new designs for all-in-one PCs and mini-PCs.
The new Haswell Refresh processors will include Core i7-4790, i5-4690/5490, i3-4360/4350/4150, Pentium G3450/G3440/G3240 and Celeron G1850/G1840. Intel will also release 12 new low-power processors including Core i7-4790S/4790T/4785T and i5-4690S.
Intel's K series and top-end Extreme Haswell-E processors and X99 chipsets will make their debut in the third quarter. Meanwhile, entry-level Bay Trail-D-based processors such as Pentium J2900 and Celeron J1900/J1800 will all be placed by new Braswell-based processors in early 2015.
Intel's 14nm desktop Broadwell processors will become available in the first quarter of 2015, while notebook versions will show up in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Haswell Refresh CPUs will adopt the same LGA 1150 pin as Haswell, while Intel 8 series motherboards will be compatible with the new processors with an BIOS update. Intel's 9 series motherboards will also be backward compatible with Haswell processors.