Intel has officially announced more of its 4th generation Core processor family, codenamed Haswell, adding dual-core parts to the quad-core chips already unveiled.
The dual-core chips detailed today at the Computex show in Taiwan largely consist of Core chips in the U series aimed at ultrabooks, and low-power Core i5 parts for desktops.
Like the rest of the line-up, the dual-core 4th generation chips boast a new microarchitecture but are based on the same 22nm chip fabrication process as last year's Ivy Bridge platform.
One difference is that the chips designed for ultra-thin form factors come in a new multi-chip package solution that combines the CPU and the chipset into a single package. The two are separate dies, but are mounted together into a single BGA package.
This makes designs simpler for system builders and motherboard makers, but also allows for greater control over power, according to Simon Lambden, user experience engineer for Intel in EMEA.
"When you get down to extreme low power, the key is to keep juggling your power budget around between the graphics, the chipset or whatever, to get maximum performance for your power budget. This integration allows for more intelligent use of power," he claimed.
On the mobile side, these chips include the Core i7-4650U, a 1.7GHz part with a 15W TDP and priced at $454, plus the Core i5-4350U, a 1.4GHz part priced at $342.
The desktop versions of the new chips include the Core i5-4570T, a 2.9GHz chip with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6GHz, set to go on sale for $192 according to Intel.
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