A source close to Intel has revealed that the company has started shipping their upcoming “Haswell” processors to OEM’s (companies that sell pre-built systems). It looks like Haswell keeps on getting closer and closer and these shipments could be the first PCs created using the new chip. Intel is expected to make a statement about the launch of Haswell at the upcoming IDF Beijing conference next week.
Intel is rumored to launch “Haswell” processors in June around the same time as Computex 2013. Motherboard vendors are also expected to launch their socket LGA1150 motherboard around the same time. The flagship desktop processor will be the Core i7-4770K quad core part.