Intel Announces 5th Gen Core Mobile Processors, 14nm Cherry Trail At CES
This new SoC is a "tick" in Intel's tick-tock plan, which means it's mostly a die shrink of the existing Haswell architecture -- at least, on the CPU side. On the GPU
Intel is going to hit the drum on this launch from multiple angles. First, there's die size. At a time when TSMC's 20nm has been characterized as a modest improvement on die size and power consumption, Intel is positioning these new Broadwell
Similarly, the company is arguing that it can boost battery life by 1.5 hours, speed video conversions, and offer a whopping 22% improvement to 3D performance -- a gain on par with what we saw when moving from Ivy Bridge to Haswell. The 4% productivity jump isn't going to light up the sky, but productivity gains have been stalled for years thanks to macro trends in the semiconductor industry. Intel's "ticks" generally don't deliver much in the way of improved CPU performance in any case, that's what the larger "tock" is for.