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Intel Corp. has given the first glimpse on its next-generation microprocessor code-named Broadwell. Being made using 14nm process technology, the new chip is expected to deliver lower power consumption. At the same time, Intel claims that the new chip will also deliver higher performance.

During the Intel Developer Forum trade-show, Intel showcased a notebook running Core i-series 5000-sequence microprocessor code-named Broadwell made using 14nm process technology. The system provided up to 30% of battery lifetime when compared to existing computers. The world’s largest chipmaker expects a broad range of new fanless systems based on Core i-series in the coming months and years.

“I wanted to show you something directly out of the labs. First, let's just say, ‘What does 14 nanometer do for me from a form factor perspective?’ This is the Haswell-Y product that was 6 watts and 4.5 watts. This is the Broadwell-Y product. You can just get a flavor for just how thin and small the 14 nanometer products become as we go to the next generation chip technology. Here, in front of me, is something directly out of the labs, and so what I wanted to do is just show you. Broadwell is going to enable two different kinds of devices. One, you can plug the chips directly into the existing systems. And second, we'll have brand new systems with a broad new range of fanless designs,” said Kirk Skaugen, corporate vice president and general manager of PC client group at Intel.

During the demonstration, Intel showcased the so-called Broadwell-Y based system running Cinebench benchmark, which heavily relies on both micro-architectural efficiencies and parallelism (i.e., core count and multithreading).The showcase by Intel displayed 30% advantage of Broadwell-Y over current products. Given that Broadwell micro-architecture will support a number of advantages over current products, such as new instructions, the performance advantage will likely get only better in select apps.

“We are seeing up to a 30% power reduction at the same performance levels just by moving [SACA] compatible from the Haswell to the Broadwell, without even a lot of performance tuning that we will see,” said Mr. Skaugen.

The first Intel Core i “Haswell” powered systems are expected in the second half of 2014 on the market. The actual microprocessors will enter production this year.

Tags: Intel, Broadwell, Core, 14nm

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The system provided up to 30% of battery lifetime when compared to existing computers.


i think you may have accidentally a word?

as currently that sentence means the chip LOST 70% battery time.

maybe you wanted to say something like "The system provided up to 30% improvement of battery lifetime when compared to existing computers."

otherwise, some good info, thanks for the article
0 0 [Posted by: p3ngwin  | Date: 09/16/13 08:14:30 AM]
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Also I want to know if it is really the whole system that gains 30% - considering that there are many other parts in a Notebook, that draw power, this would mean the savings on the cpu side must be far more than 30%... or am I missing something?
0 1 [Posted by: Rollora  | Date: 09/16/13 11:13:25 AM]
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0 4 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 09/16/13 08:02:42 PM]
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More chip competition, less Intel OEM bribes.
4 3 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 09/16/13 06:08:18 PM]
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Then you need to tell amd to pick up their game. right now the only competitor to intel is ARM, which is who intel is fighting with haswell and boadwell.
2 4 [Posted by: amdzorz  | Date: 09/16/13 08:03:55 PM]
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You need to tell Intel to stop bribing and strong-arming OEMs and distribution channels so that consumers can get better tech products instead of overpriced and underpowered ones with an Intel Inside sticker slapped on.
3 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 09/17/13 03:06:46 PM]
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Why the race to the bottom? This is a low cost low profit item which means the volume has to high just to break even. If everyone tried to make a profit on plastic shoes why do the leather shoe makers still exist and make a tidy profit on each pair, whereas the plastic shoe brigade have to sell 1000 to equal the same profit as a single pair of shoes. I know which manufacturer I would rather be, once a company joins the race to the bottom quality dies.
1 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 09/17/13 08:40:59 AM]
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For me, Intels quality died as soon as AMD stopped competing. Intel and AMD wont get another penny from me until they both up their game.
0 0 [Posted by: Zimanodenea  | Date: 09/17/13 05:40:03 PM]
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My Kaspersky reports that you have spyware in one of your flash ads! (..... .com/images/mainboards/granite-bay/spec-4.swf)
Also, the 'preview' and 'add your comment' buttons can't be seen in IE10.
0 0 [Posted by: Milli  | Date: 09/17/13 01:34:56 PM]
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Use Firefox with Flashblock.
2 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 09/17/13 03:10:13 PM]
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Also, article's claims for enhanced performance is based solely on deduction. No actual information was provided about it, it seems that it wasn't even talked about in the show.
0 0 [Posted by: Hikari  | Date: 12/29/13 12:08:32 PM]
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