What you're looking at above is the first shot of Haswell, Intel's 2013 Core microarchitecture that replaces Ivy Bridge. Haswell is designed for a 10 - 20W range of TDPs for mainstream clients, this is down from 35 - 45W with Sandy and Ivy Bridge today. Expect configurable TDP and turbo to play huge roles in Haswell in 2013.

Intel has already mentioned a 20x decrease in platform power with Haswell resulting in 10 days of connected standby battery life on notebooks and "all day" battery life. I expect we won't hear about Haswell architecture until next year's IDF, but at the end of Mooly's keynote we did finally see a live demo of the chip.

The die shot is actually very interesting, it looks like a really big Atom (silverthorne) with its thin rectangular shape.

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  • DaFox - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

  • YukaKun - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    Is it me or the "computer" looks very weird?

  • DanNeely - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    The desktop looks perfectly normal to me. The laptop is a convertible model with a screen that can be flip/rotated to either face towards the keyboard (laptop mode), or away from it (tablet mode).
  • stephenbrooks - Sunday, September 25, 2011 - link

    Something about the way it's photographed makes the desktop look like a 2D cardboard cut-out of a desktop :)

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