Intel announces 5th-gen Core processor family
By Digital News Asia January 6, 2015
- Latest 14nm processors deliver improved system and graphics performance
- Supports next-gen IoT solutions but compatible with previous generations
INTEL Corp has announced the 5th Generation Intel Core processor family, its latest 14nm (nanometre) processors, which it claimed delivers improved system and graphics performance, more natural and immersive user experiences, and enables longer battery life compared with previous generations.
The release of the 5th Generation Intel Core technology includes 14 new processors for consumers and businesses, including 10 new 15W processors with Intel HD Graphics and four new 28W products with Intel Iris Graphics, the company said in a statement.
The new processors are purpose-built for the next generation of compute devices offering a thinner, lighter and more efficient experience across diverse form factors, including traditional notebooks, 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, all-in-one desktop PCs and mini PCs, Intel said.
With the 5th Generation processor availability, the ‘Broadwell’ microarchitecture (pic) is expected to be the fastest mobile transition in the company’s history to offer consumers a broad selection and availability of devices, it added.
Intel also started shipping its next generation 14nm processor for tablets, codenamed ‘Cherry Trail,’ to device manufacturers.
The new system on a chip (SoC) offers 64-bit computing, improved graphics with Intel Generation 8-LP graphics, great performance and battery life for mainstream tablets.
The platform offers world-class modem capabilities with LTE-Advanced on the Intel XMM 726x platform, which supports Cat-6 speeds and carrier aggregation.
Customers will introduce new products based on this platform starting in the first half of this year, Intel said.
The new new processors are also available to power the growing Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in such vertical segments as retail, manufacturing and medical.
With Intel’s 14nm process technology and architecture, the 5th Generation Intel Core processor is designed to deliver enhanced graphics and increased performance in a smaller thermal envelope, supporting the next generation of IoT solutions, while maintaining compatibility with previous generations, Intel said.
The improved capabilities and security features can power end-to-end IoT solutions to deliver customer benefits and business insights.
The new 5th Generation Intel Core processor family includes the Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5 vPro, Intel Core i7, and Intel Core i7 vPro processors. New Pentium and Celeron processors, also based on the 14nm process, are now available.
5th Generation Intel Core processor-based systems from a variety of manufacturers are expected to arrive in January. Devices based on the ‘Cherry Trail’ platform are expected in the first half of 2015.
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