Haswell Refresh: Intel’s Latest Platform Explored

Nearly six years have passed since the Core i7 series debuted as a 45nm part on the LGA1366 platform. Codenamed Bloomfield, Intel’s Nehalem-based quad-core lineup included the celebrated Core i7-920 and has since been refined over many iterations through Intel’s tick-tock philosophy, which follows every architectural update with a die shrink. Today’s release isn’t a …