Intel says 10 watt Haswell processors are coming to Ultrabooks

By on September 12, 2012, 7:30 AM

Intel’s fourth generation Core processor architecture has been the talk of the town thus far at this year’s Intel Developer Forum despite the fact that it won’t be ready for consumer use until sometime next year. There’s a lot to look forward to as Haswell promises to focus on reducing power consumption and increasing performance, a mission that Intel says is especially true for mobile chips.

The next generation processor will be built on the same 22nm manufacturing process as Ivy Bridge but with a multitude of improvements. For one, Intel will be merging the CPU and the PCH (platform controller hub) which will result in huge power savings.

Current Ivy Bridge ultra lower power processors have a thermal design power (TDP) rating of 17 watts. With low power Haswell chips, Intel is aiming to bring that number down to just 10 watts for use in select Ultrabooks. It goes without saying that such a dramatic drop in TDP will go a long way to increasing battery life while at the same time reducing heat and overall system thickness in future notebook computers.

But the benefits of Haswell don’t end there; Intel says their next generation chip will include new instruction sets that will allow for faster encryption as well as deeper security measures embedded within the hardware. This is in addition to the increased overall performance the architecture is expected to deliver compared to current generation processors.

Interestingly enough, Intel is also planning a new brand name for these ULV Haswell chips with “Core” being a contender for the brand.




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2 people like this | ReederOnTheRun ReederOnTheRun said:

I'm going to have to stop reading these articles, or I'll be waiting for the next best ultrabook forever.

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm going to have to stop reading these articles, or I'll be waiting for the next best ultrabook forever.

Well put... well put. Maybe I'll buy a boat or a car or a house, just to keep money away from the computer budget. =p

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

God technology is crazy, the progress is getting fairly fast and I am sure it could be even faster if the Developers would bother but then who would buy it all! :P

Guest said:

Now if only software developers made the same effort in increasing resource efficiency....because to me it seems that just as hardware provides more and more performance output with every generation, so does the software use up much of these gains...Nowadays software is focused around release schedules, pushing new products on the market and selling as many new features as possible, but nobody seriously cares about making existing products more compact/efficient....and it just builds on and on with every next release...of course there are occasional exceptions but still...

Zeromus said:

Wow they put the controller hub into the cpu itself, so what's the motherboard? Basically just plugs connecting to the CPU pinouts?

Guest said:

REALLY INTEL....10 watt ivy bridge..............are you just saying things that it will never be released like larrabee 1 and 2 remember they instead released Knights Ferry but thats not all they also can't released that too...instead final product is Xeon Phi. Whatever Nvidia makes a major release then Intel opens their big fat mouth to defending the legacy outdated code X86.....RISC rules over CISC...from CELL to POWER7

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

REALLY INTEL....10 watt ivy bridge..............are you just saying things that it will never be released like larrabee 1 and 2 remember they instead released Knights Ferry but thats not all they also can't released that too...instead final product is Xeon Phi. Whatever Nvidia makes a major release then Intel opens their big fat mouth to defending the legacy outdated code X86.....RISC rules over CISC...from CELL to POWER7
Really dude, you just used up way more than ten watts with that rant. Blessed power you could have saved to take on Intel directly.

Here's the Link: [link] Go give 'em hell big guy!

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