Leaked Intel Slides Detail Haswell Lynx Point Chipset
New information on Intel's Haswell micro-architecture has recently been leaked after slides showed up on the Chinese site EXPreview. According to the leaked slides, desktop chipsets are expected to support up to 14 USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and eight PCI-e 2.0 lanes. Two more USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps SATA ports are listed to be shared along the other eight lanes of PCI-e 2.0. CPU overclocking on Lynx Point-LP is to be dropped as well. On Haswell ULT processors, a new CPU throttling feature drops the base clock from 100MHz to 24MHz. Also, new C-state power levels (C8, C9, C10) are included on the ULT chips to further reduce power usage. Haswell is being aimed towards the ultra-book range of laptops with an emphasis on power efficiency and platform integration.