The details and specs for the next generation of processors from Intel have apparently leaked on to the web, stimulating a little speculation as to whether these chips will be seen in Macs released in 2013 (VR-Zone via Engadget). The processors, coded ‘Haswell’, are the successors to the Ivy Bridge processors released by Intel this year. The Ivy Bridge processors are the chips that power the latest models of the iMac, the Mac mini as well as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The processor line-up looks pretty sweet, starting with a Core i5 clocked at 2.7GHz (overclocking up to 3.2 with Intel TurboBoost), and running all the way up to a Core i7 clocked at 3.5GHz (or up to 3.9 GHz with TurboBoost). There’s no timescale as to when these chips would be released to manufacturers, but with the Mac Pro desperate for a major upgrade in 2013, many users will no doubt be hoping for a release sooner rather than later.