Intel debuted its fifth generation central processing unit dubbed the “Broadwell” in the Korean market on Tuesday, according to the Korea Times. During the event, the company assured listeners that it will strive to improve its technology to meet market demand for mobile products and personal computers.
Demand for desktop, laptop robust
Intel Korea CEO Lee Hee-Sung stated in a press conference that analysts are estimating the global personal computer market to become obsolete, but the demand for desktop and laptop computer is still robust.
“Experts and gamers are also contributing to support high-performance personal computers,” said the CEO.
Based on “Moore’s Law, we have led the evolvement of user experience,” and on the 50th anniversary of the law, Intel committed to presenting an enhanced processing capacity, graphic performance and high-energy efficiency with its fifth-generation CORE processors. Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, was the innovator of Moore’s Law in 1965, according to which the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
Intel’s Core Broadwell fifth-generation processor is made using a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, which is better than the predecessor “Haswell” processors’ 22-nanometer process. This has contributed to a new processor that is 37% smaller in size and 35% higher in transistor density. Apart from the 14-nanometer process, Intel has used second-generation “Trigate” transistor technology to get better processing capability with low energy consumption.
More Intel-powered laptops coming
Apart from 14 Broadwell products, the Korean wing of Intel has also released its Intel Core M Fanless processors for mobile devices, which were unveiled at the IFA Tech Fair in Berlin last September. Additionally, later this year, the company will launch its Core vPro processors for server computers and high-end processors with better quality graphic processing units.
Lee said in the past five years since the launch of first Core processor in 2010, CPUs for laptops have improved to offer 2.5 times better performance, two times more energy and 12 times more 3D graphic processing capability. The average thickness has come down to 15mm from 28mm, and battery power has surged to 11 hours on average, compared to the original four-hour battery.
Intel’s Broadwell processors are already sitting in various Samsung and LG Electronics laptops. Other PC makers which are gearing up to release Broadwell processor-based laptops are Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, Acer, Dell and Lenovo.