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Intel unveils new Broadwell chips bound for Apple’s MacBook Pros and that rumored Retina Air

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Intel unveils new Broadwell chips bound for Apple’s MacBook Pros and that rumored Retina Air

Monday, chip large Intel took the wraps off a variety of “Broadwell-G” processors poised to seek out their means right into a MacBook close to you. The 5th-era Intel Core processor circle of relatives utilities Intel’s 14-nanometer production procedure to ship extra velocity and decrease energy intake.


The new chips may be able to pave how to a rumored MacBook Air style with a Retina show measuring twelve inches diagonally (the present Air fashions are available 11.6 and 13.3-inch types).

Intel says that the battery lifestyles may just fortify around the board via 1.5 hours, at the same time as additionally allowing quicker wake occasions and a spice up to the total pix efficiency.

Interestingly sufficient, the new chips also are designed with voice-activation equipment in thoughts, in addition to constructed for “extra immersive stories.” The new chips are available quite a few titles, as same old, with the Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i5 vPro, Core i7 and Core i7 vPro. Intel even introduced a new collection of Celeron and Pentium processors according to the 14nm procedure as smartly, with those chips falling beneath the Cherry Trail codename.

The lineup comprises 4 28-watt processors from Celeron to Core i7, starting from 2.5 GHz to 3.1 GHz and the use of 12 to 48 ­execution devices for the built-in pics.
  • 28W with GT3, Iris 6100 Graphics (48 execution devices)
  • 15W with GT3, HD 6000 Graphics (48 execution devices)
  • 15W with GT2, HD 5500 Graphics (23 execution devices for low i3, 24 for others)
  • 15W with GT1, HD (Broadwell) Graphics (12 execution devices)
Apple’s Retina MacBooks use Iris pics so the aforementioned processors are most probably applicants for an early-2015 MacBook Pro refresh.

Clock frequencies of the ones chips vary from 1.6 GHz to 2.2 GHz as opposed to the 1.4 GHz and 1.7 GHz chips powering the present MacBook Air lineup. The new chips at the moment are delivery to pc companies which might be anticipated to unencumber their Broadwell-G better notebooks prior to February 2015.

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