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Intel CEO says Broadwell will hit the market before the end of the year

Despite previously saying there'd be a delay
Mon May 19 2014, 14:35
Intel Ceo Krzanich demos 14nm Broadwell at IDF

INTEL CEO Brian Krzanich has said that its next-generation Broadwell chips will arrive in computers in time for Christmas.

Announcing the news at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, on Saturday, Krzanich told Reuters that Intel is on schedule to deliver the 14nm chip to the market on time, despite having admitted to setbacks last October.

Then, Krzanich revealed the news of a delay during a conference call, telling investors that the chipmaker had fallen behind its original estimate of release within a year.

At the time, the Intel CEO said that should probably push market timings for Broadwell to the beginning of 2015, as opposed to "by the end of 2014" as the firm had initially promised.

However, in his latest interview, he seemed much more confident that the company will ship its Broadwell chips to PC makers before the year is up.

Codenamed Broadwell, Intel's upcoming chip microarchitecture was revealed on stage at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco last September.

Showing off a laptop running the upcoming chip architecture on stage during a keynote speech, Krzanich promised 30 percent improvements in PC power efficiency with Broadwell over the previous Haswell processor generation.

Krzanich claimed that Broadwell is likely to bring the same sort of performance improvements that we saw with the introduction of Haswell over Ivy Bridge.

"And we're not done yet, that's just as far as we've been able to test it so far," Krzanich added, suggesting that the projected increase of around a third in power efficiency could be even higher by the time of Broadwell's release later this year. µ

 

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