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September 12, 2012

Intel unveils fourth generation low-power Haswell processors

New chips to consume low electricity

By CBR Staff Writer

Intel has unveiled ‘Haswell’ architecture based fourth generation low-power Intel Core processor family, at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, US.

Expected to enhance on mobile computing and graphics features, the upcoming processor is aimed at reducing electricity consumption from 17w to 10w.

According to the company, the new chip will enable devices to stay on longer without no requirement of charging.

The new low-power processors, expected to be available in 2013, will target the ultrabook, convertible laptop and tablet divisions of the computer market.

Intel Architecture Group general manager David Perlmutter said the company reduced the platform idle power of its 4th generationIntel Core processor family based on the next-generation "Haswell" microarchitecture by more than 20 times over the 2nd generation while delivering outstanding performance and responsiveness.

"The 4th generation Intel Core processor family and our new line of low-power processors will usher in an era of unprecedented innovation in mobile computing," Perlmutter said.

"As a result, you’ll see our customers delivering sleek and cool convertible designs, as well as radical breakthrough experiences across a growing spectrum of mobile devices."

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The 22nm processors will offer HD graphics support, new instructions for rapid encryption and performance, new hardware-based security features and low-power processor sub-states which extend the battery life.

Intel had also made debut of a beta version of its first Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit, which is expected to be released early next quarter.

According to the firm, the new SDK will allow developers to add gesture interaction, facial and voice recognition, and augmented reality to Intel Core processor-based products including ultrabooks and PCs.

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