Intel says Haswell will improve battery life by 50 percent

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
May 24, 2013
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  1. Intel’s next generation processor is just around the corner and in an effort to build some additional hype ahead of launch, the chip maker has revealed some interesting facts about Haswell. During a recent media briefing, architecture group VP Rani...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Now we are talking.
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    So, looking at how power consumption in a typical laptop occurs, to get a 50% battery life improvement, the processor and chipset would have to run at well over 75% less power than previous models, wouldn't it? System idles and sleep modes have nothing to do with the big power consumers in mobile hardware (like screens), so I have to wonder if they are being creative with their assertions.

    50% better battery life when in sleep or standby, I could believe. 50% better power efficiency in the processor itself, sure. How it breaks down into battery life improvement under typical usage conditions, that will be quite interesting.
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  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Watch them be half the frequency. Back to 850mhz... but efficient!
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,813   +473

    Well if they drop clocks when you aren't using the juice, can't complain about that particularly if it is resulting in massive power consumption decreases.
  6. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    For some reason I seriously doubt it.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah, I think a more realistic number is 30%, especially when factoring in program usage/habits.
  8. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Enthusiast Posts: 94   +10

    Without a frame of reference that 50% figure is meaningless.
  9. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    That's about all they do besides help onboard graphics. I will be using my sandy bridge for a long time it seems.
  10. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Not forgetting the premium that is charged for i3 i5 and i7 CPUs! Intel and MS want their pound of flesh.
  11. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    That sounds great, improving mobile battery life needs to be a primary focus!!!

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