Next Gen Intel Haswell Offers Wide Range of TDP and Performance Points
It looks like Intel's next generation 22nm Haswell 'tock' CPUs are going to be very interesting, offering a wide range of TDP and performance points, along with great overclocking potential. First up, we have the ULV parts for ultrabooks. Current Ivy Bridge ULV parts are rated at a 17W TDP, plus a bit for the separate South Bridge chipset. The Haswell equivalent will consume 15W... with the chipset integrated! This will bring significant improvements to power use and performance, while saving on motherboard space which is at a premium in a portable device. These will be dual core parts, with a choice of one to three graphics units, all at the same 15W TDP.
Next we have higher performance parts. These will demand a different socket and won't have the chipset integrated, but will have the option of two or four CPU cores, with a TDP of 37W & 47W respectively.
Finally, we have the high performance class. These chips will offer GT3 graphics, L4 cache on a separate die in the CPU package, connected over a wide backside bus. These will be rated at a still frugal 57W TDP while offering high performance. Together with the overclocking potential of Haswell that we recently reported, it sounds like exciting times are ahead. Can't wait.
Posted by | Tue, Jul 10, 2012 - 04:19 PM