Haswell is the codename of a CPU architecture developed by Intel, first announced to the public on June 4, 2013. They are part of the Intel Series 8 and Series 9 chipsets. The Haswell architecture uses the FinFET ("3D", or non-planar) transistor design with the 22 nanometer manufacturing process; allowing the processor to achieve greater performance while reducing power usage.
Haswell processors use the following types of sockets.
- LGA 1150 and LGA 2011-v3 for desktop machines.
- PGA for some mobile devices and laptops.
- BGA for all-in-one PCs, Mini-ITX motherboards, tablets, and Ultrabook laptops.