Intel have revealed that their next line of processors for Ultrabooks, codenamed Haswell, will aim to cut processor energy consumption in half.
A day or so ago I wrote about Intel and the companies aims of cutting their Ultrabook processors’ energy consumption in half. Back then, I noted that the new details leaked online suggested that the companies new Ultrabook specific processors, codenamed Haswell, would have power envelopes of just 10W, a massive leap from the current count of 17W as seen in the current crop of Ivy Bridge processors this year.
Haswell chips, so they have been codenamed, are Ultrabook specific mobile processors which aim to increase power over current Ivy Bridge models whilst at the same time being more efficient with their energy consumption.
Further to the above, Intel have come forward and openly confirmed these reports surrounding their Haswell chips, however have also gone even further in to revealing extra details ahead of their highly anticipated developer conference where there is much to be talked about surrounding Ultrabooks. Speaking with UK technology website TechRadar, Intel have stated that:
“Last year when we set out to reinvigorate the industry around Ultrabooks, we said we’d cut the mainstream mobile processor design power in half to enable this new category of laptops,” Intel’s rep told TechRadar.
“We’ve been really pleased with these initial systems, which are getting great reviews.”
But Haswell will be the first chip “built from the ground up with the Ultrabook in mind,” Intel said, “and tomorrow, we’re saying that it’s going better than expected.”
The Intel spokesperson said the new chips will be “targeted to operate at about 10 watts initially, while continuing to preserve many of the other benefits of Intel Core processor including leading performance, low idle power, single-chip packaging, and new graphics & security capabilities.”
So there we have it, Intel have indeed confirmed our reports surrounding the next generation of Ultrabook specific processors, of which should be available in Ultrabooks during 2013. As noted in the quote above, the company will be telling a whole lot more of the story tomorrow so stay tuned for more details. Peace out!