Intel's Haswell to extend battery life, set for Taipei launch

May 25, 2013 by Nancy Owano weblog

(Phys.org) —One key selling point in laptops is battery life and Intel earlier this week had good news on that very front. Its upcoming Haswell processors will give users 50 percent more battery life than Ivy Bridge.

That is just one part of what Intel thinks is so great about Haswell.

Haswell chips were designed (1) to reduce , (2) have design advantages to accommodate both tablets and laptops, and (3) deliver longer battery life. In idle or standby mode the chips will extend the computer's battery life by up to 20 times. Voltage regulators were consolidated, to reduce power consumption and that has also translated into smaller motherboards for Haswell chips, in step with smaller devices. The other bit of good news is that there will be no tradeoff in performance,

Intel will formally launch the new chips next month at Computex trade in Taipei.

Haswell chips are said to achieve low power consumption from a power management unit that provides a view of on the chip. It can dynamically adjust consumption in various parts of the chip to reduce the power draw. Faster interconnects on the chip also help reduce power use, according to Intel. Data is transferred more quickly, and so the spend less time working. Haswell represents Intel's fourth-generation Core architecture.

Explore further: DESY and IBM develop big data architecture for science

More information: via Computerworld

Related Stories

Intel lines up 14 Ivy Bridge processors

Jun 02, 2012

(Phys.org) -- A new lineup of 14 Ivy Bridge processors are out of the bag from Intel. Thursday’s announcement by Intel involves new processors for mobile computers and desktops, but special attention ...

Intel's Broadwell may put an end to CPU swap-outs

Nov 30, 2012

(Phys.org)—Never content to fixate on the next signpost on Intel's roadmap, Intel watchers are talking about what is beyond the Haswell processors toward its successor architecture, Broadwell. They say ...

Recommended for you

Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online

11 hours ago

Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself the top winner in one regard: Internet programming.

US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking

11 hours ago

The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.

Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 US workers

11 hours ago

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

22 hours ago

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

Google buys product design firm Gecko

22 hours ago

Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

droid001
1 / 5 (1) May 26, 2013
Comments absence means nothing spectacular