Intel Teases New Haswell Processor For Fanless Tablets

Intel today announced a limited run of its new Haswell chip that does not require a fan to cool them. This new breed of processors will allow manufacturers to build small form factor devices that consume less energy than its predecessors and was first introduced at Computex last month. The new chips will run at “scenario design point” (SDP) which uses just 4.5 watts. This makes it…

 
  • 4.5W consumption
  • First shown in Computex 2013
  • For small form factor devices

Intel today announced a limited run of its new Haswell chip that does not require a fan to cool them. This new breed of processors will allow manufacturers to build small form factor devices that consume less energy than its predecessors and was first introduced at Computex last month.

The new chips will run at “scenario design point” (SDP) which uses just 4.5 watts. This makes it possible for manufacturers to just use passive cooling even though the chips use the same thermal design power rating as conventional chipsets. Also, the new chip will allow manufacturers the ability to limit the processor speed in case they want to fit it in even smaller devices.

Intel did not provide any details yet when it comes to ship dates or possible partners but the news of the development of such components certainly provide consumers something to look forward to in the realm of smart and portable devices.

 

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