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Intel Touts Its Forthcoming 'Haswell' Core Processors

Intel is talking about its fourth-generation "Haswell" Core processors, which the chip maker is using for the coming wave of ultrabooks and convertible PCs in the second half of next year. Intel unveiled its upcoming 22-nm Haswell processors at its Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

David Perlmutter, executive vice president, general manager, Intel Architecture Group and chief product officer, said the fourth-generation Core processors based on the new Haswell microarchitecture will be nearly 20 times more power efficient compared to second-generation Sandy Bridge processors. Their low power consumption and high performance make them ideal for mobile devices, ultrabooks and hybrid PCs.

"It was designed with mobility in mind," Perlmutter told an IDF audience of roughly 5,000 people. "Anything from sleek tablets to an Ultrabook to eventually a high-performing desktop and workstation."