The new Haswell-E processor chip was initially postponed as it was due an early release in 2014. However, it has been worth the wait. The Haswell-E processor chip is the first of a new generation of Intel chipsets and the first with an 8-core processor, which is non-server. It also contains DDR4 memory. Not a bad start, as I am sure you would agree?
Intel are continuing to develop them with one thing in mind: mobile. Understanding what goes into your mobile device or desktop device is essential, for anyone who uses a computer. For those that want to know more, there is always CompTIA Strata training that can help.
Intel have designed this new Haswell-E processor chipset with mobile in mind. If you do plan to use this new processor in a desktop of laptop, you may find that there is little or no improvement on the previous Core chipsets. The real difference comes when the new chipset is used in mobile devices, such as tablets and mobile phones.
The actual differences in the new Haswell-E chipset can be seen almost immediately. Intel have worked on combining power with efficiency. This is a must for any mobile device. Previous chipsets have drained power from their mobile device, leaving any consumer frustrated. The new Haswell-E processor chipsets ensure that graphics is brilliant, and energy consumption remains low.
Haswell-E has truly been designed with mobile in mind. However, the benefits of using this processor chipset does not stop there. Intel are planning to use this new generation 8-core processor in the new NUC. Other devices such as gaming machines, smart TVs, and set-top boxes can also benefit from the increased power and productivity and energy saving capabilities.
The Bad and the Ugly
As Intel has designed this new chipset with mobile in mind, they have completely neglected the requirements of the humble desktop user. This could be disastrous for Intel.
The numbers do speak for themselves. Desktop usage is on the decline, as mobile use is increasing each year. Today’s technology world is still a mix of traditional desktop users and mobile users. Many households across the globe contain both mobile devices and desktop devices. A multi-screen approach is still prevalent. However, by upsetting the desktop user, AMD can now pounce to gain useful market share. AMD are continuing to develop their own chipsets with desktop and mobile in mind. With AMD finding the middle ground, they could make up ground on Intel quite quickly.