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Intel Previews Broadwell Chips

Category: Software
Posted: 03:56PM

Intel has revealed some details for its next generation processors built on the 14nm manufacturing, currently known by the code name Broadwell. The news chips were scheduled to release in 2013 but were delayed due to issues with quality control. A thermal design power (TDP) rating four times lower than the Intel Nehalem processors has resulted in the first Intel processor capable of running without a fan. The first device to be released using the Broadwell architecture will be Core M based devices, first showed off at Compute this year. The ability to run without a fan won't come for free as clock speeds may need to be scaled down, but "one of the reference tablets Intel demoed at Computex actually included a "fan dock" that could blow air onto the device to let it run faster while docked." More information could be made available next month at the Intel Developers Forum.

Source: The Register

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