Bookmark and Share


Intel’s next-generation code-named Nehalem (Core i7) central processing units are still around the corner, but Intel Corp. has already started to discuss a new code-named Haswell processor that is at least four years away.

According to news-stories and slides at and web-sites, the first Haswell processors, which will be made using 22nm process technology, will feature 8 processing engines, new cache design as well as new energy-saving functions. Other details are not clear, however, the fact that Intel already discusses chips that are four years away means that the company is very confident in its roadmap.

Apparently, the code-named Sandy Bridge processor, which will be made using 32nm process technology sometime in 2010 will sport six cores with 512KB of L2 cache per core as well as 16MB of L3 cache, which means that the processor will feature 20MB of cache in total, an unprecedented cache capacity for a desktop-class processor.

Intel Nehalem architecture development was led by Intel’s digital enterprise group, therefore, the chips should be primarily good for servers. As a result, it is highly likely that Sandy Bridge CPUs will be more consumer-oriented, whereas Haswell design should again be developed with servers in mind.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, CPU


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month