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Intel Haswell Mobile “Refresh”: First Look

Intel Haswell Mobile “Refresh”: First Look

March 1, 2014 3:25 am0 comments

Intel Haswell Mobile

Intel prepares to launch a major update for their Haswell platform to be launched throughout 2014, with various new processors for desktop PCs and laptops.

The Intel 2014 Haswell Mobile will be offered in five different series according to the target devices: MX and MQ to focus on peak performance for laptops, M for the mainstream consumer market, and the ultra-low voltage U and Y series optimized for ultra-light devices such as ultrabooks with autonomy as a goal, an aspect that Intel has paid great attention to during the development of the fourth generation of Core processors.The latest leaks show a dozen new models within the U series, like the latest 22-nanometer devices using BGA formats and two variants with 15W TDP, Core i3-4025U, Core i3-4030U, Core i3-4120U, i5-4210U and Core i5-4260U, and 28 watts TDP Core i7-4558U, i5-4288U, i5-4258U and Core i3-4158:

Intel Haswell Mobile

he Mobile Intel Haswell are developments that include 64-bit Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 models with two or four processing cores with large TurboBoost frequency, 2, 4 or 6 Mbytes of cache and Intel HD 4000 or HD 5000 integrated graphics cards depending on the model.

We have also seen the Core i3-4030y and Core i5-4220Y with TDP of up to 11.5 watts, and the Core i5-4310M, Core i5-4340M, Core i7-4610M, Core i7-4810MQ and Core i7-4910MQ. The Core i7-4940MX deserves a special mention, which will become the top model of Haswell Mobile thanks to its four cores and eight processing threads at up to 4 GHz.

They all feature the latest Intel innovations such as the AVX 2.0 instructions, SSE 4.1/4.2 and Haswell New Instructions (HNI) and support for 16 GB of DDR3/3L-1600 memory or technologies like Intel Smart Response (SSD caching), native RAID, virtualization Technology, and Intel SpeedStep and vPro technology for professional teams.

This represents a great upgrade even with the Haswell architecture awaiting the release of Broadwell, the latter with a new architecture and 14-nanometer process allowing for 90 percent of the system input/output to be transferred to the socket, including memory, PCI- Express, SATA or USB.

A definite step towards miniaturization, manufacturing and integration in the production of processors, and we hope it will cheapen costs the final price of laptops.

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