IDF 2012: Intel touts performance of Haswell chipset
Upcoming 4th Generation Core will provide 2x performance and use less power than Ivy Bridge.
Intel teased attendees with information about the upcoming 4th generation Haswell architecture, claiming the chip will provide double the performance of the current Ivy Bridge chipset, whilst slashing power consumption.
Haswell will be based on the same 22nm architecture as Ivy Bridge, but it has been designed with mobility in mind, said Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager of Intel.
“The Haswell architecture will roll out in multiple form factors from desktops to notebooks to Ultrabooks [and tablets],” he added during a Q&A.
The current Ivy Bridge CPU has a total energy requirement of 21 watts. Although, Perlmutter didn’t give specifics about the power consumption of Haswell, the expectations are that the Thermal Design Power (TDP) could be as low as 10 watts.
Perlmutter declined to give details about when Haswell will launch, only confirming that it will be in 2013. However, he did confirm that Intel is already working on the 5th generation chip.
“There’s going to be a 14nm chip coming after [Haswell]. This is Intel, that’s what we do,” he said.
Meanwhile, despite not giving an update on Intel's business orientated vPro technology, he claimed the firm will continue to roll out new features.
“vPro will continue to be a great capability. We are going to continue to support it, [improve] security and make it easier to deploy,” he added.