Dual Core Broadwell-U Processors revealed!
Intel just went under the radar with the release of the 5th Generation Core Series Microprocessors. 14nm is the manufacturing process of these new silicons from Intel, so consumers are expected to experience longer battery life while still providing a performance even better than the last generation.
Longer battery life? Yes, since the initial Intel Broadwell based Intel Core Series microprocessors have landed first on mobility products. There are now basically 14 Broadwell-U mobile processors, with TDP ranging from 15W to 28W products.
Intel have also started shipping its next generation 14nm processor for tablets, codenamed “Cherry Trail”, to device manufacturers. Theses new system on a chip (SoC) processors offers 64-bit computing, improved graphics with Intel® Generation 8-LP graphics, great performance and battery life for mainstream tablets. The platform offers world-class modem capabilities with LTE-Advanced technology on Intel® XMM™ 726x platform, which supports Cat-6 speeds and carrier aggregation. Customers will see these new products based on this platform starting in the first half of this year.
Key benefits of the 5th Generation Intel Core family and the next-generation 14nm processor for tablets includes enhanced performance due to the 35% more transistors on a smaller die. Graphics performance are rated at 24% max, which is based on Intel, are better than the later architecture’s performance.
The new 5th Generation Intel Core processor family also offers graphics options including the new Intel® HD Graphics 5500, HD Graphics 6000 and Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100. They support 4K Ultra HD display even over Intel’s WiDi 5.1. They are also DirectX 12 ready.
I hope that we will see the Broadwell parts on desktops soon! Well, that is, if it’s going to be launched on the 1150 platform.