As the new 4th Gen Intel Haswell release date nears (is just few weeks away from its official release), Intel is coming with something that is going to largely impact the next-level mobile computing experiences. This development is also targeted at improving the art and craft of tablets, convertible, and ultrabook designs.
The future generation Haswell, which is based on 22 nm process is solely developed keeping the mobility and advanced power management functionality in to account. Other influential factors are its frameworks and the sync with the new Windows 8 OS. Talking about the power management functionality, Haswell chip has achieved to reduce the platform idle power by more than 20 times compared to its 2nd generation. However, the chip is committed to deliver the exceptional performance and responsiveness.
Architecture of 4th Gen Intel Haswell
Let us take a peek into what the new Intel Haswell Architecture is like.
- 2-4 cores on the client side
- As the cache size can be scaled, the chip can give better performance.
- Haswell maintains the all the good old design points; however, an important addition is lower power design points.
- Better scaling in terms of amount of graphics computes, which ensures even better performance.
Haswell retains all the good from two of the robust chips; Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge; such as Hyper Threading, Ring Interconnect, Turbo Bust, adding more optimization features.
Intel presents Haswell as a common microarchitecture that scales from tablets to the servers. This is going to offer a universal platform that will assure performance, modularity, and power across the devices. Haswell core is one among the most robust architectures that includes the best of everything, making the chip work wonder under extreme conditions.
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Features of Intel Haswell
Some of the high features of Intel Haswell include;
- Next gen Branch Prediction – saves wasted work
- Improved Front-end
- Deeper Buffers for more instruction parallelism
- High Load / Store Bandwidth
- No Pipeline Growth
- Completely new and improved graphics core
- Improved Media Engine for high quality video processing
With the Haswell next generation microarchitechture, the world of computing is going to witness another performance level. However, Intel never faced a real competition in the high end computing segment. Somehow, this is the reason why any new launch from the company generally does not hit the market in the initial few months. Haswell processor has the ultimate power to perform the best for all the occasions it is built for.
The brand value, decades of solid and consistent product development by the company, and the ability to create products according to the need, has made every Intel product a big hit. Apparently, until the later years of the previous decade, Intel was not depending heavily on any form of marketing and promotion, such as television, online promotion, direct mail marketing, etc. Today too, Intel only markets for its solid brand reputation. The new addition in the line of its existing processors; Intel Haswell, is definitely going to be accepted by the consumers at all level and all domains.