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Intel Unveils 10-Watt Haswell Chip 103

adeelarshad82 writes "At IDF, Intel announced the company's fourth-generation Core processor code-named Haswell. The chip is based off of the same 22nm process used in the current third-generation Core products. What makes this chip remarkably different from the third-generation chips is its ability to product twice the graphic capabilities at a much lower power consumption, which Intel has achieved by making use of a number of tactics." HotHardware has video of Haswell running a 3D benchmark.
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Intel Unveils 10-Watt Haswell Chip

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  • Closing in on Atom (Score:5, Interesting)

    by PhrostyMcByte ( 589271 ) <> on Tuesday September 11, 2012 @07:35PM (#41307005) Homepage
    Intel's top Atom chips have a 10W TDP. Of course the chipset/RAM also play a large factor, but still -- this is an amazingly frugal CPU
  • by Unknown Lamer ( 78415 ) Works for Slashdot <> on Tuesday September 11, 2012 @07:52PM (#41307147) Homepage Journal

    The best part is that, unlike Atom, these things are usably fast. I have a 2x1.3Ghz core2 process shrunk or something with a TDP of 12W (total system is about 26W ... under full load). I mostly live in Emacs but I like a compositing window manager (wobbly windows are fun alright) and GL screen hacks... the thing does great and can handle my regular abuse of PostgreSQL/SBCL/mlton/... all while getting about 8-9 hours of realistic use (ok, closer to 7 now that the battery is down to 72Wh from its 84Wh theoretical max when it was new) and all under 10W generally. Sign me up for something that uses about the same power and is just a bit slower than the current Ivybridge processors... (come on laptop, don't die until next summer).

    And it all Just Works (tm) with Debian testing (it even worked with Squeeze, but GL was a bit slow since it predated the existence of the graphics hardware and all). Now, if only someone would make one of these low voltage things with a danged Pixel Qi display or whatever Qualcomm has so that I can use it outside... not having to worry about finding power every 2 to 3 hours is great, but if you're still stuck indoors it's not half as great as it could be.

  • Re:Compared to ARM (Score:5, Interesting)

    by atlasdropperofworlds ( 888683 ) on Tuesday September 11, 2012 @08:52PM (#41307575)

    When you consider that the x86 uses 3x the power, but can run a benchmark such as multithreaded linpack 1000x faster, it suddenly seems like we're getting ripped off by these ARM processors.

    In reality, this processor consumes 20x less (I assume that means 1/20th) power of the current Ivy Bridges. I presume that's under normal use. It's a huge win for laptops.

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