Intel says ‘Haswell’ processor will slash idle power
Intel has given details of it 4th generation Core microprocessor family which will be introduced next year for mobile computing and tablet designs.
Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel’s chief product officer David Perlmutter said the idle power of the 4th generation Core processor based on the “Haswell” microarchitecture is 20 times lower than the 2nd generation processor.
Perlmutter said the company’s work on lower power processors is as “fundamentally significant as when we shifted our development focus beyond sheer processor speed in 2001″.
He also said Intel will add a new line of even lower-power processors based on the same microarchitecture to its roadmap starting in 2013.
The 22nm 4th generation Core processors are expected to appear in ultrabook and other PCs in 2013.
Perlmutter also pointed to the next-generation Atom mobile processor, codenamed “Clover Trail”, which he described as a system-on-chip (SoC) device for Windows 8.
It will be fabbed on Intel’s 32nm process technology and will be aimed at tablets and other Windows 8 devices.