Intel is getting ready to announce the start of production for its fifth-generation processor chip codenamed “Broadwell.”
Broadwell, to be announced at the Intel Developer Forum trade show next month, will provide better graphics and battery life along with a fanless experience – making the Broadwell processor chip smaller (50% thinner, 30% lighter) than any Intel processor chip manufactured to date. Additionally, the Broadwell chip will offer better cooling in laptops and produce a “fanless” experience.
Fans tend to place a lot of pressure on battery life, but the new Broadwell chip will reduce battery consumption and thus, improve battery life. Since Intel’s started producing the Core processors for its i3, i5, and i7 series, the company’s improved battery life by twice the starting amount. Broadwell looks to be no less impressive.
When will we see Intel’s new Broadwell chip? Later this year. Japanese manufacturer ASUS looks to bring the new Intel Broadwell chip to its Transformer Book Chi T300 this Fall, a hybrid computer that’s only 7.3 millimeters thick. Other hybrids will be manufactured using the Broadwell processor chip; these hybrids will be called the Core M series.
Broadwell has been created from the 14-nanometer process using a 3D arrangement for transistors, and Intel’s had some trouble with production so far – which explains the late release this year of the company’s next-generation processor.
You can expect to see more about Intel’s new processor at the IFA 2014 Conference in Berlin, Germany in September. The IFA 2014 Conference will start on September 5.