Haswell is the codename for Intel’s processor microarchitecture that serves as the successor to the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge architectures. Like Ivy Bridge, Haswell utilizes a 22nm (nanometer) die shrink fabrication process, and it serves as the “tock” in Intel’s alternating tick-tock model of releasing new processor families. The “tick” to Haswell, codenamed Broadwell, will be fabricated on a 14nm die shrink.
Processors utilizing Haswell were officially announced by Intel in June 2013 as the “4th Generation Intel Core Processor Family,” with each Haswell processor bearing a 4-digit number with an initial digit of “4.” This follows the pattern of Ivy Bridge processors bearing a number in the “3xxx” range and Sandy Bridge processors falling in the “2xxx” range.
The successors to Haswell and Broadwell will be Skylake and Skymont, and they’re expected to use a 14nm die shrink and a 10nm die shrink, respectively.
- Ivy Bridge
Intel’s new Intel Core processor family that follows as the “tick” to the current “tock” Sandy Bridge family of processors in Intel’s tick-tock model of releasing new microprocessors. Ivy Bridge processors are fabricated on a 22nm (nanometer) die shrink as opposed to Sandy Bridge’s 32nm process technology, and Ivy Bridge processors are backward compatible with […]
Chromebook is a new category of notebook computers and mobile devices that runs Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS operating system. While they lack the processing power and higher-end features of standard laptops, Chromebooks are built primarily for Web surfing and are optimized for this purpose with the Google Chrome Web browser as well as near instant-on […]
Google+ (Google Plus) is Google’s attempt at social networking. The Google+ service that delivers functionality and many features similar to those of Facebook. Features in Google+ include “Posts” for posting status updates, “Circles” for sharing information with different groups of people (like Facebook Groups), “Sparks” for offering videos and articles users might like, and “Hangouts” […]
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- Google Chromebook
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