This week, Intel Corp finally confirmed that their next generation Intel Core i processor “Haswell” will be formally revealed on June 4th 2013.
The new chips are set to be the next major upgrade in the CPU market and will bring with them a significant decrease in power consumption as well as an increase in performance. As with any major power reduction the new generation of Intel CPU’s will bring great benefits to the mobile market, as anything that saves power in notebooks, ultra books and similar devices is a welcome bonus, especially if that power reduction doesn’t come at the cost of performance.
Compared to Sandy Bridge, Haswell manages to cut the idle power requirements of Haswell by a factor of 20 and with Intel offering Haswell products with power ratings ats low as 10w, the world of Ultra books and high powered tablets is about to get a major refresh.
While the mobile market is about to see big boosts, so too is the desktop market and these power consumption benefits will carry across to the desktop range of Haswell cores, bringing new levels of performance along with familiar features such as DDR3 support, DDR power gating and three PCI Express 3.0 controllers. Even though Haswell is drastically different in terms of internal chip design to previous generations, for the end consumer it will still operate in the same way we’re all used to, just with more speed, more features and less power input, which is obviously a good thing.