Intel to unveil next-gen Haswell in approx 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds

Intel to unveil next-gen Haswell in approx 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds

Summary: Intel has announced the date that it will unveil its fourth-generation Core processors codenamed Haswell: Monday, June 3, a day before the Computex Taipei trade show is set to kick off.


Chip giant Intel has announced that it will unveil its fourth-generation Core processors, codenamed Haswell, in "approximately 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds". If you can't translate that into a more usable using of measurement — shame on you, please hand in your geek badge — it works out to be 927 hours, or 38-and-a-half days.

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This pegs the launch date as Monday, June 3, a day before the Computex Taipei trade show is set to kick off.

Haswell is key to Intel's future plans, because unlike current-generation Ivy Bridge processors, it has been designed from the ground up to be very power efficient. In fact, according to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, Haswell's 22-nanometer processor will deliver "the single largest generation-to-generation battery life improvement in Intel history". As the PC industry is forced to transition from power-hungry desktop systems to notebooks and tablets, and the company is keen to squeeze as much runtime out of battery packs as possible, Intel hopes that Haswell will be at the core of these devices.

This translates to an 8- to 10-hour battery life in the real world.

But don't let the power efficiencies fool you; Haswell is set to bump CPU performance by 10 percent, and GPU performance by 50 percent, giving users the best of both worlds.

Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, China, earlier this month, Kirk Skaugen, general manager of the PC client group at Intel, told attendants that Haswell would offer "the same visual experience and gameplay as a discrete graphics card that users would otherwise have to add separately".

And if all that isn't enough, Haswell silicon will allow hardware makers to make devices that are significantly thinner — down to 10mm — than current technology allows for, fulfilling consumer desire for thinner and lighter devices.

It's not just Windows PCs that will benefit from Haswell. Given Apple's close relationship with Intel, it is likely that over the coming months that the Mac lineup will be upgraded with this new silicon over the coming months.

Topics: Intel, Hardware, Processors

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  • This is fantastic for the industry. And the best part for Intel is the 14nm

    parts will be following closely behind giving lower power, more battery life, more perf, and lower cost from more chips per wafer. AMD will be relegated to video game consoles and bargin bin machines for the foreseeable future. Wonder who will be first to put these in a super thin ultrabook with the new half height HDD and a graphene super supercapacitor.
    Johnny Vegas
    • For once someone mentioned supercapacitors

      These are remarkable little devices indeed, instanteneous charging, virtually indefinite lifetime - future tech that has been shunned for so long by clueless consumer electronics industry.

      I can't wait for the next Mac
      • Only if you promise not to put your fingers in the fans or lick the ports..

        EU :-/

        You do raise a good point, with the massive leaps in size reduction and cooling requirements all this efficiency produces, that new Mac Pro could be much much smaller.

        Talking of graphene capacitor batteries (think how much longer all those devices with closed in batteries would last) the ultra capacitor tech also helps reduce this size for future form factors: used in power regulation (current use) the graphene caps allow for much smaller components, and are more accurate and efficient.

        As for those half height platter drives, I'm less impressed. Cost is the only reason to put any platter drive in a portable device. There is a reason hard drive failure on a laptop is so much higher than a desktop (I worked in tech support) and it's environmental; desktops sit there all days the same environment stationary. They don't take the knocks or temperature chamges. I'm not convinced that the half height hdd are more resilient to knocks. -have an original iPod?

        There's a lot of good things coming with haswell - laptops are really going to bennifit from the graphics boost, although I'm really not believing the delightful vague quote of better than a discrete card - given that you can buy a discrete card for anything from £10-£1000, it's a bit like saying "AMD home CPU's have higher benchmarks than intel's" and saying "oh, we didn't mean i7" when questioned about it.

        As we've come to expect the processing boost, The biggest "noticeable" changes may well be the cooling reduction. In terms of both power usage in cooling, and the size suited to do it. Tenot-so extinct desktop could well bennifit from smaller cases and all in ones.

        Either way lots of cool things coming...

        Now, where's my non-volatile memory??
        • bennifit

          That is benefit.
          The chip sounds good. It will probably cost an arm and a leg when it is introduced.
          • why do you say that???

            The pricing is out, Haskel versions are really close in price to the current Core chips of the same throughput.
  • Excellent!

    It looks like my dreams of the future of the desktop of reasonable size and power actually getting here some day, were not in vain!

    Every once in a while I shake my head and wonder why, after literally decades, we're still using big, bulky, unsightly boxes, with ever more cooling required not to simply cook your hardware in it's own pan, and which draw more power than older houses can probably safely deliver for more than one person on a single floor. (When the lights dim, that's not a good sign.)

    I remember thinking when netbooks and tablets came out, that in a few years, things might be different. I was naive as that.

    Here's hoping we actually get there, in the next 10. The tablet may never replace the pc, but it'd be pretty great to see the "all-in-one" screen style with traditional mouse and keyboard evolve to the point where IT could, without cooking itself or burning the house down. Or maybe cases the size of trinket boxes in a ridiculous number of colors and styles. Then maybe we could fit something besides our desktop on our desk top!
    • MiwaKi...I'll bet they all come with a free water cooler

      Intel has long been noted for contributing to Global warming
      Over and Out
      • Apple uses Intel...

        ... Is Apple a Water Cooler designer?
        • Re: Apple uses Intel...

          Perhaps is this is why they were forced to invent and patent that solid state cooling stuff :)

          If you look at Apple's known patents, there is plenty of stuff to cool... Intel CPUs :)
      • Bogus

        Greatest hoax in history, designed to affect most massive theft ever encountered Commie "global warming".
        • Well,

          bogus or not, he had a point! My brother literally (I'm serious) pretty much heated his house one autumn running multiple pcs in it. Hardly had to run the furnace! When you can use your computing device to cut down on your gas bill...
          • What Global Warming?

            What global warming? Even the more honest warmists have been backing off their claims, lately. (Though they're not backing off their perennial assertions that whatever the weather (and climate) is doing, the various governments need MORE control over everyones' lives.)

            Spring's getting off to a very slow start in much of the northern hemisphere. If you're in the northeast US, you've just been through a couple of months in which the daily highs have typically been cycling between about 5°F below average and 15°F below. (With only an occasional day at or above average.) And it's looking to be running about 5° cool (on average) for at least a few more weeks.

            That said, I have a home office and when the computers, etc. are running, it's the warmest room in the house, period. The irony being that I'm the person who least likes the heat.
            rocket ride
  • Another View...

    is so far off to the left he's left the map. Good job, Another View.
    • Off to the Left?

      It doesn't matter whether one is on the "left" or the "right" but whether one is "correct" or "misinformed." As to whether the net result of climate change is warming or cooling, either way it IS changing, and the only people WORKING in science who call it a hoax are those whose PAYCHECKS depend on believing that; then they mislead others into believing it, ironically to the long term detriment of THEIR paychecks.

      Since there is much more money in fossil fuel than in alternative energy technology, which one do you think is going to give your Congressman and Senator bigger bribes (sorry, CONTRIBUTIONS)?
  • In other news..

    Can't wait for Haswell benchmarks!
    • .. and

      software that would be usable
    • Tom's got some early benchmarks up already,3461.html
  • Surface Pro 2

    Can't wait for a Haswell based Surface Pro 2, I'll be all over it like a bad rash
  • how about bay trail?

    that seems much more promising to me. 1600p resolution, USB3, more RAM for much better power efficiency compared to haswell.
  • Cool...

    " is likely that over the coming months that the Mac lineup will be upgraded with this new silicon over the coming months."