Intel’s Next-Gen Haswell Processors Now Being Shipped To PC Makers
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh+ / 11 months ago
Intel has started shipping its mainstream processor lineup, the 4th Gen Intel Core Series called ‘Haswell’ to major PC makers. Haswell will be launched later during this quarter by June.
Haswell will be the next generation mainstream processor from Intel and will be powering up many systems, Ultrabooks and notebooks. Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini said in a statement,”The single largest generation-to-generation battery life improvement in Intel history.”
Intel will also be shipping its next generation “Merrified” Atom chips to their smartphone partners by the end of this year. During the end of the year, the manufacturers who partnered with the Chip maker will also be released tablets with ‘Bay Trail’ Atom chips as well.
But there was a concern about Haswell’s where USB flash drives which are connected on systems powered by Haswell. It was found that these USB drives do not get detected after the system started from standby. Bright Side of News also made a report that in some cases, the removable drives do not get detected by the system even after reconnecting the drive.
Therefore, Intel released a note to the media during Friday Afternoon:
4th gen Core is on track for a mid-year launch. Intel issued a PCN documenting a chipset USB errata and stating that chipsets with the errata will be in production during the initial ramp. But Intel has confirmed that there is no chance of data loss or corruption. This issue has only been observed with a small subset of USB SuperSpeed thumb drives and does not affect other USB peripherals. We take all customer issues seriously and should any customer have a question or concern they can always contact Intel customer support.
It should be noted that the newer stepping will not have this problem, as highlighted by Ryan.