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Published on June 24th, 2013 | by Kirit Thadaka


The Haswell Processor

Intel has just released their new 4th generation processor (previously referred to as the Haswell Processor) which uses a new 22 nanometer process and promises to give a more energy efficient performance.

These chips are more power efficient, which means that smaller, thinner batteries can be used, and they run cooler, so large cooling fans are no longer necessary. So you can have very powerful devices without needing them to be too big.

They way to determine the power of these processes is by alphabet. If a letter follows the model number, that lets you know for which segment a particular processor is designed. Letters used include K (for unlocked enthusiast desktops), S or T (low-powered desktops S for ‘Power Saving’ and T for ‘thin chassis’ like in all-in-ones), H (quad-core mobile with Iris Pro graphics), M (quad-core mobile with dual-core 2-chip), U (ultrabook with Iris graphics), and Y (low-power ultrabook system on chip for detachable hybrids).

 Due to its more efficient performance, Intel says that using these processors in place of the old 3rd generation ones will see your laptop battery life improve.

The CPU and Platform Controller Hub (PCH) are integrated into one chip. This reduces the size of the mother board allowing for smaller and thinner laptops and mini PCs.

4th gen Intel processors come with improved graphics. They will feature improved Intel HD Graphics 4200/4400/4600/5000, higher end CPUs will come with Intel Iris Pro 5200 or Intel Iris Graphics 510.

This year Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PCs will all come with the new 4th gen processor.

This is pretty much what you need to know about Intel’s new processor. I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

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