You’ve been waiting for the highly anticipated 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family, and it’s finally here. This processor microarchitecture group is the successor to Ivy Bridge, and will give users the ability to select a performance and choice of power that meets their unique requirements across the device spectrum of tablets, convertibles, Ultrabooks™, and desktops.
It is only a few weeks until you will get a chance to get your hands on the 4th Generation Intel® Core&tm; Processor Family formerly code-named Haswell. This architecture will come with some very nice features including Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2). Most notably, Intel®
The world’s largest game developer conference is officially over, and what a week it was! From perceptual computing to game engines to HTML5, there was a lot going on. Let’s take a look at some of the Intel®-related highlights from this busy week in San Francisco.
Intel Perceptual Computing Developer Day
Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) is perhaps one of the most non-trivial extensions of instruction set architecture introduced in the 4th generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture code name Haswell. Intel® TSX implements hardware support for a best-effort “transactional memory”, which is a simpler mechanism for scalable thread synchronization as opposed to inherently complex fine-grained locking or lock-free algorithms. The extensions have two interfaces: Hardware Lock Elision (HLE) and Restricted Transactional Memory (RTM).
Imagine this scenario: you walk into the airport lounge, waiting for a flight that is now delayed by three hours. You’ve got a new Ultrabook™ and you’re definitely thankful for that long battery life at this point, but your smartphone is close to dead after those hours playing Angry Birds, er, working on budget projections. Just like almost every other airport lounge in the world, there is nary an outlet in sight, and your cords are all in transit. Are you up the creek without a charger? Not so fast – enter wireless charging.
The history of wireless charging