Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Intel Announces 4th-Gen Core “Haswell” Processor

The CES is bringing out news from all major vendors, manufacturers and businesses to take an edge over the other right from the first month of the new year 2013.

While there has been much uproar about Sony's Xperia Z, and likely launch of other smartphones, Intel has unveiled its 4th-gen line of Core i processors, previously code named “Haswell”. The new processors are yet another update to its Intel Core line, this time with much-increased energy efficiency in order to power a new generation of ultrabooks, reports Redmond Pie.

These new processors perform better than the previous generation, yet they feature the largest improvements in energy efficiency, operating as low as 7 watts.


Kirk Skaugen, Intel’s vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group, announced in a press release:
“The 4th generation Core processors are the first Intel chips built from the ground up with the Ultrabook in mind. We expect the tremendous advancements in lower-power Core processors, and the significant ramp of touch-based systems will lead to a significant new wave of convertible Ultrabooks and tablets that are thinner, lighter and, at the same time, have the performance required for more human-like interaction such as touch, voice and gesture controls.”
This achievement represents Intel’s largest gain in battery life, from one generation to the next, in the company’s history. For the first time, most ultrabooks underpinned by the “Haswell” architecture will sport at least 9 hours battery life, and up to 13 hours. This is quite a step up from just a few years ago, when the everyday laptop wouldn’t last more than 4 hours unplugged.

[Source: Redmond Pie]

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