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Haswell – Successor of Sandy Bridge

posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:25 AM by Unknown user

Intel recently announced its new microarchitecture for its processors. “Haswell” is the codename for its new processor microarchitecture. It will the 2nd microprocessor architecture based on 22nm technology expected to be launched in 2013 according to Intel’s Tick-Tock principle, after the codename “Ivy Bridge” , which is the 22nm die shrink of “Sandy Bridge” .  It will first appear in Ultra books. 

Haswell will have:

  1. 22 nm processor
  2. 3D tri-gate transistors ( 37% faster and 50% less power consumption as compared with other transistors used by Intel Corporation)
  3. Direct 3D 11.1
  4. OpenGL 3.2 graphics unit
  5. Upto 8 cores
  6. A new cache design


Haswell promises a 10 hour battery backup for laptops as it uses very less power. Notebook can be connected to Wi-Fi even it is in sleep mode. This is infact called “Connected Standby”. CPU can run even there is not enough power for notebook screen.

If we hook up Haswell chip with a tiny solar panel and light it with a table lamp, it will be enough for running Windows and task manager.

This CPU is really gone challenge other manufacturers and it is really gone a change the future of Computing.