Opening the 15th annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today, Intel Chief Product Officer David (Dadi) Perlmutter showed off the upcoming Haswell processor and talked about the company’s vision for connecting everyone on Earth.
The highlight of the keynote, as expected, was a demonstration of test systems running the company’s fourth-generation Core processor, known as Haswell. This will be based on the same 22nm process used in the current third-generation Core products, known as Ivy Bridge, but “was designed with mobility in mind,” Perlmutter said. Haswell will consume twenty times less power in connected standby mode.
It will have twice the graphics capability as Ivy Bridge, and indeed the presentation using the Uniqine demo looked quite good. Just as impressive, though, was a similar demo in which Haswell ran at half the power as an Ivy Bridge version but produced comparable performance. This will enable extremely thin, extremely mobile form factors, Perlmutter said.