Intel has introduced the 4th Generation Intel Core processor family in India. Based on the revolutionary 22nm microarchitecture, the 4th generation Intel Core processors are said to deliver up to 50 percent increase in battery life in active workloads over the previous generation. Intel says that this is the largest generation-over-generation gain in the company's history, equating to 9 hours of battery life in active workloads for some Ultrabooks based on the new processors.
Intel further explains that the 4th generation Intel Core processors will also serve as the foundation for a new era of 2-in-1 computing. 2-in-1 devices are the future of mobile computing , they serve as PC's when you need one and as as tablets when you need. Toshiba Satellite P50 which was launched recently is a great example of such a Hybrids.
The new Ultrabooks as well as 2-in-1 devices, powered by the 4th gen Core processors (codenamed Haswell) are perfect for people with mobile lifestyles. These devices are capable of delivering up to 15 percent better performance then the previous generations, while consuming lower amounts of power. The company says some of the upcoming systems are expected to last for over 9 hours of active use and 10 to 13 days of standby, on a single charge. Yes, finally you don't need to charge your Laptops every 4 hours, that's really annoying!
Intel gives a clearer picture on how The 4th generation Intel Core processors are more power full then the previous one - "People will be able to experience every day computing approximately two times faster, systems can wake up approximately eight times faster and users will have the ability to edit and share HD video about 20 times faster, than a similar 4-year-old computer. These statistics are pretty impressive.
Speaking at the launch, Debjani Ghosh, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel South Asia said "The 4th Generation Intel Core processors offer the most significant gain in battery life ever achieved by Intel, up to double the graphics and significant CPU performance improvements that will deliver an exciting user experience. Improvement have been made keeping in mind the user's needs and requirements of a power efficient, high performance device."
Intel is also making huge strides in Graphics processing. Intel Iris graphics, available on select SKUs of the 4th Gen Intel Core processor family is said to deliver up to double the 3-D performance over today's fastest mobile Intel HD Graphics solutions.
There is going to be some high-octane competition between Intel and AMD, in the days to come. AMD is known to be working on a new APU "Kaveri", that will once in for all unify the CPU and GPU. AMD says Kaveri will be capable of delivering a performance like no other. There is certainly going to be a blood bath between the two tech giants.
The New Intel Core processor powered Ultrabooks and two in ones will take full advantage perceptual computing - Intel technology, allowing users to interact with their computing devices by using gestures, expressions, and language that humans use with each other.
"We need to make technology less intimidating and allow people to interact with devices in a more natural way. We see a future in this space with perceptual computing and are committed towards its integration across various applications that help in fields like education and healthcare" said Debjani Ghosh.
Intel also looks forwards towards Ultrabooks being more secure - The new Intel Core processor powered Ultrabooks will come equipped with built in security capabilities including Intel Identity Protection Technology (Intel IPT) and Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) for more secure computing.
4th Generation Intel Core Processors Key Points
First system-on-a-chip for PCs, enabling new form factors and 2-in-1 designs.
4th gen Intel Core processors enable 50 percent improvement in battery life, biggest gain in company history
4th gen Intel Core with Intel Iris graphics delivers up to double the graphics performance over the previous generation.