The CES is to open this week and Intel has just unveiled its next generation processors and will be powering the mainstream PC’s in the coming years. The CPU was codenamed ‘Broadwell’ and it will be using a 14nm process. So it is slimmer and thinner than the 22nm on last year’s Haswell chips. A flash of brilliance was evident with the release of Intel’s 14nm Core M series. It paved way for the manufacture of sleeker machines. The Core M was all about mobility while Intel’s latest 5th gen processes are about performance.
Each year Intel chisels off some nm from its existing x86 processor architecture to become more efficient or it refurbishes the architecture. This time the processor has been miniaturized to 14nm. This means more work, with less power use, better battery life, and quieter PCs that don’t run as hot.
The earlier generation Intel Core processors also known as Haswell made 8 hrs battery life feasible and some power efficient models even saw 15 hrs back up possible. The follow-up processors will see the same naming process –increasing price/performance regimen: Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7.
The latest processors promise enhanced performance of 20 to 30 % in comparison to present Haswell chips. The 15W Bradewell CPU will last at least 90 minutes longer than its predecessors. It is for the first time that Intel has refurbished every segment of its consumer CPU lineup at the same time. The Die size has also shrunk by 37% and now it fits 35% more transistors for a total of 1.3 billion. 3D graphics depiction has been enhanced by as much as 22 percent and video encoding has leapt up by 50 percent. The graphics section of the chip has also been boosted and Intel’s WiDi wireless streaming option can now stream full 4K video.