Based on Intel’s leading 22nm microarchitecture, the 4th generation Intel Core processors promises to deliver up to 50 per cent increase in battery life in active workloads over the previous generation. 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, said the company.
The 4th generation processors will also serve as the foundation for 2-in-1 computing. A 2-in-1 device works as a PC as well as a tablet.
“Today we deliver on the vision set forth 2 years ago to reinvent personal computing with the introduction of our 4th generation Intel Core processors,” said Leighton Phillips, Director, Product Management & Pricing, Intel Asia-Pacific. “Today’s announcement accelerates a new category of 2-in-1 computing devices delivering the best of a notebook and a tablet in amazing new form factors.”
The 4th gen Intel Core processors promises to deliver improvement in battery life over the previous generation in active workloads such as watching movies or surfing the Internet, and two to three times improvement in standby battery life. For some systems coming to market this year, over nine hours of active use battery life or 10 to 13 days of standby with fresh data on a single charge is expected. The latest processors are capable of delivering up to 15 per cent better performance than the previous generation, while consuming lower amounts of power.
To achieve this breakthrough, Intel worked on the power reduction at the CPU level to as low as 6 watts and also worked across the system for power optimisation, said Debjani Ghosh, Intel South Asia Managing Director (Sales and Marketing Group).
The 4th generation processor enables every day computing to be about two times faster, helps systems wake up around eight times faster and allows users to edit and share HD video about 20 times faster, than a similar 4-year-old computer.