The Evolution of Intel's Core i Processors

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    With the recent arrival of Intel's 4th generation Core i "Haswell" CPUs, we thought we'd take a look back at the evolution of the consumer based Core i series. It's been quite a journey over the last few years!

    Series Released Representative CPUs First Supported
    iSeries1.png Clarkdale & Lynnfield September 2009 (Lynnfield) January 2010 (Clarkdale) i3-530 i5-750 i7-860 10.6.2
    iSeries2.png Sandy Bridge January 2011 i3-2105 i5-2500K i7-2600K 10.6.8 10.7.0
    iSeries3.png Ivy Bridge April 2012 i3-3225i5-3570K i7-3770K 10.7.5 10.8.0
    iSeries4.png Haswell June 2013 i3 (unreleased) i5-4670K i7-4770K 10.8.5 (edit)


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    Fixed- thanks!
     
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    Yea it was based on the 1156, 1155, and 1150 desktop sockets, ie the 1st-4th generation "consumer" series. The 1366 and 2011 sockets weren't included.
     
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    Article: The Evolution of Intel's Core i Processors

    Thanks! This means there is an average of 127.6 days from release that apple will release a compatible OSX

    By my calculation then, we will see Haswell support on:

    Wednesday, 27th November​
     
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    How's the compatibility going with the Haswell series?
     

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