23 May '13, 7pm

Intel Haswell packs integrated voltage regulator

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Intel will pack a voltage regulator on to its next generation Haswell processor, eliminating as many as seven external third party chips. The news was one of a few details Intel revealed in a Haswell briefing the same day its archrival Advanced Micro Devices announced three mobile processors . Intel sketched out several steps it took to lower power consumption in Haswell, its next generation x86 processor geared for everything from 7W tablets to 75W servers. The techniques included integrating a voltage regulator, enhancing its 22nm process and using new power planes and states. It previously disclosed Haswell also will use a new on-chip DRAM. Power is a major focus for Intel given its rising competition especially in tablets and servers with generally lower power chips based on ARM cores. Intel likely gave up the possibility of higher data rates in Hasw...

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