Intel has set 3 June as the release date for its Haswell processor family.
The company said on Friday that its fourth-generation Core chips would be arriving in some 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds – which means a 3 June release for the new chips.
"The new family of processors will surpass old technology expectations and usher in a host of striking new designs with incredible performance and extraordinarily long battery life," the company said in a release announcing the countdown.
If Intel meets its release date, the company will unveil its new chips at the Computex conference in Taipei. The conference regularly sees electronics vendors unveil their latest products for consumer devices.
Intel has long talked up the promise of its Haswell processor family. Based on an improved microarchitecture design, the Haswell processors will sport improved power efficiency and processing power.
The Haswell chips have been talked up for their ability to combine on-board processing power with cloud computing connectivity on multiple form factors.
The company has targeted its Haswell chips at the ultrabook and tablet markets, aiming the chip at the portable device space. Additionally, the company has set Haswell as the bedrock for next-generation systems that will utilise new input methods.