Intel’s Broadwell CPUs Arriving In Second Half Of 2014
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
Despite the fact Haswell has only been out for a couple of months we already hearing news of its successor, Broadwell.
Broadwell is a “tick” process size reduction in Intel’s tick-tock development cycle (with a tock being an architecture redesign with the same manufacturing process size). Broadwell will lead the shrink of the Haswell architecture down from 22nm to 14nm using the same LGA 1150 socket. The Haswell refresh is just of course a range of new Haswell processors that have been optimised by maturity in the production process.
It is reported that the main bulk of the Broadwell CPUs that will arrive in 2014 will be mobile processors of some kind. There will be a lot of the “dreaded” H-Series processors (aka BGA package embedded CPUs), Y series CPUs for tablets, U series CPUs for Ultrabooks and QM/XM CPUs for high performance notebooks.
There will be desktop parts coming with the Z97 chipset and these could possibly launch alongside the HEDT Haswell-E platform next year although speculation has suggested these might be delayed till early 2015. Intel’s U and Y series Broadwell CPUs will both have SATA III and USB 3.
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