Intel demos future of computing based on Haswell microarchitecture at IDF 2011


During the IDF (Intel Developer Forum) 2011 event in San Francisco, Intel demoed a solar-powered PC running Windows based on Haswell which is a codename for Intel’s next-generation of processor microarchitecture of Sandy Bridge.

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Haswell microarchitecture uses the same 22nm process CPUs as Ivy Bridge. It would reduce the power consumption in Ultrabooks by 20x as compared to current designs thus providing ten days of connected standby by 2013.

Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini mentioned that Haswell would further enhance the Ultrabooks utilizing company’s revolutionary 3D tri-gate transistors. Not only that, Haswell is confirmed to operate on Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) instruction set a.k.a. “Haswell New Instructions” including gather, Bit manipulation, Floating Point Multiply Accumulate and FMA3 support.

Ultrabooks running Haswell are expected to release in 2013.

What do you think about this next generation of processor architecture? Are you using second generation of Intel Core processor right now?

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Source: WikiPedia

Tags: CPU, Haswell, IDF 2011, Intel, Microarchitecture, New Computing, Processor

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