Intel has just released graphics performance charts of its new Haswell processors, which will be launched in June. If the charts are anything to go by, Haswell could finally deliver performance equivalent to discrete graphics cards.
Outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes that the next generation of Haswell processors will bring along a new wave of Windows 8 touch-enabled devices with more attractive price points down into the US$300 or US$400 range. This may happen as OEMs start exploring new form factors for these devices.
At Intel's annual developer forum this week, the company highlighted new processors from its Atom series that have made inroads into data center servers and mobile devices. One of the keynote addresses touched on the new standard features of Haswell-based Ultrabooks, complete with gaming demonstrations.
The next generation of the Thunderbolt interface, codenamed "Falcon Ridge", is due in 2014 and will apparently double the speeds offered by the current iterations. They will also have enough bandwidth to support 4K images while still being backward compatible.
According to TechEye.net, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been approached by headhunters who were looking to find Intel's next CEO. Although this report warrants some doubt, it is not unthinkable as we reported last month that Intel was seriously considering outside candidates for its top job.
Intel has just announced its Atom 'Clover Trail+' SoC platform for smartphones and tablets. This mainly marks a step up in terms of graphical performance from the existing Intel Atom Z2760 SoC. Read on to uncover more about the new Clover Trail+ chips!