Intel Broadwell to Reach 3.5W and Other Details!

Subject: General Tech, Processors, Mobile | December 14, 2013 - 04:07 AM |
Tagged: Intel, Broadwell

This leak is from China DIY and, thus, machine-translated into English from Chinese. They claim that Broadwell is coming in the second half of 2014 and will be introduced in three four series:

  • H will be the high performance offerings
  • U and Y have very low power consumption
  • M will fit mainstream performance

The high performance offerings will have up to four CPU cores, 6MB of L3 cache, support for up to 32GB of memory, and thermal rating of 47W. The leak claims that some will be configurable down to 37W which is pretty clearly its "SDP" rating. The problem, of course, is whether 47W is its actual TDP or, rather, another SDP rating. Who knows.

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The H series is said to be available in either one or two chips.  Both a separate PCH and CPU version will exist as well as a single-chip solution that integrates the PCH on-die.

There is basically nothing said about the M series beyond acknowledging its existence.

The U and Y series will be up to dual-core with 4MB L3 cache. The U series will have a thermal rating of 15W to 28W. The Y series will be substantially lower at 4.5W configurable down to 3.5W. No clue about which of these numbers are TDPs and which are SDPs. You can compare this earlier reports that Haswell will reach as low as 4.5W SDP.

Hopefully we will learn more about these soon and, perhaps, get a functional timeline of Intel releases. Seriously, I think I need to sit down and draw a flowchart some day.

Source: China DIY

December 14, 2013 | 09:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Xeon Phi style chip?

December 14, 2013 | 11:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Dual chip meaning CPU and PCH not dual CPU

December 14, 2013 | 12:22 PM - Posted by Eddie (not verified)

no k and no care

December 14, 2013 | 06:35 PM - Posted by mikelbivins

No doubt...

December 14, 2013 | 02:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

And Always with Intel, that price, compared to AMD and ARM mobile solutions. Intel $$$$$$, AMD $$, and ARM $ to as low as ¢.

December 15, 2013 | 08:31 AM - Posted by Klimax (not verified)

Well, amount of $ also denotes amount of performance...

December 15, 2013 | 06:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

But look at the Apple A7, an ARM 64 bit ISA based processor, with some totally designed by Apple pimping, does compared to the Intel mobile competition! I am sure the A7 does not cost Apple as much as what Intel would charge for bay Trail, and is charging other OEMs for bay trail based CPUs! Other divice OEMs will probably be doing what Apple has done, and make custom designed CPUs , that can run the ARM 64 bit ISA, and unlike Apple, these OEM will pass the cost savings, with no Intel inside, on to the consumer! It is just a matter of time before custom ARM ISA designs, and maybe Nivida graphics, or AMD ARM 64 ISA based APUs, begin to nip at the low end haswell i3 metrics.

December 16, 2013 | 05:19 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

Bay Trail is currently being sold at competitive prices compared to ARM CPU's, which is why Intel expects a lot of Android Bay Trail tablets. I'm sure that Intel will continue to promote its Atom chips with competitive prices until it has good market penetrations.

The more costly chips are for the Windows market, and ARM can't provide any competition there. This will only change if Microsoft decides to provide a real ARM desktop OS, or if another OS overtakes Windows.

December 16, 2013 | 12:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I am sure Intel can not offer any Atom SKUs at lower prices than could be had by having a custom ARM CPU/GPU, or even the less expensive refrence ARM CPUs/GPUs, taped out for an OEM at below even Intel's OEM quantity pricing! Intel has a histoty of dumping its product at below cost in order to control a market, and then using its monopoly position to lock in OEMs to the Intel ecosystem! In mobile, windows and M$ are a non factor, OEM's having been burnt in the past by the WINTEL alliance, are using the more open Linux/Arm based industry standard solutions for their device needs, and the OEMs' complete control over their CPU/GPU supply chain! Intel may be left, as a boutique supplier of High End gaming friendly CPUs, and those CPU will always need a Nivida or AMD descrete GPU to be of any use to high end gamers. The x86 ISA may be fine for highend gameing, but it is too overpriced and over power using for the mobile market, and everybody Knows not to trust Intel's benchmarks beacuse of Intel's AnTuTu flimflaming! Apple, Google, and FaceBook will save billions over the short and long run going to an Industry standard ISA, and the licensed IP market built around the ARM, and others, ecosystems is the future in the mobile, and now server market!

December 14, 2013 | 03:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Watch out for the Rise Of the Google Robot mules, and the Google robot chitas, on the beaches, in the parks, on the sidewalks, chasing us down, and flashing ads is our eyes, all the while recording video, and phone geo-locations! Imagine an annoying Google ad bot following you around, and blasting personalized ads for hemorrhoid cream, and adult diapers for all to see!

December 14, 2013 | 04:06 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud


December 14, 2013 | 06:37 PM - Posted by mikelbivins

you're always so photogenic scott

December 14, 2013 | 05:00 PM - Posted by biohazard918


December 15, 2013 | 05:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

4.5 watts... Does anyone ever catch on that this bullshit is always bullshit? Like how many times over the course of your life do you have to experience this bait and switch before you start catching on that to the fact that it's going to turn out to be a bullshit claim just like all the other times before it?

It blows my mind that in this day and age anyone believes anything until they've seen proof. How many times do you have to be lied to before you wake up?

Oh and one more thing. When you spell watermelon out loud, it sounds exactly like the word 'gullible'. Go ahead and give it a try.

December 16, 2013 | 11:41 AM - Posted by collie (not verified)


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