A single architecture, from phones to tablets, to laptops, gaming rigs and servers. But can Intel compete with ARM?
When the Blue Team releases a successor to Ivy Bridge in the first half of next year, there will be a heck of lot going on. Haswell is both a redesign and refocus of the Ivy Bridge line. Early indications from the recent Intel Developer Forum are that we will see a 10% plus speed boost per MHz, a slight MHz bump along with a juicy 80% beefier on-die graphics and lower power draw from the perfected 22nm 'Tri-Gate' process. Most critically though Haswell is a chip designed to be scalable like no chip before it has.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Apple 17" iMac MA199LL (Early 2006) OS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (upgrade) CPU 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo Memory 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) (upgrade) Graphics Card ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory Monitor(s) Displays 17-inch TFT active-matrix LCD, millions of colors Screen Resolution 1440 x 900
Keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 Mouse Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse v2.0 Hard Drives Hitachi 320GB HDT721032SLA360 7200RPM SATA II (upgrade) Internet Speed 4 Mbps Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials Browser Google Chrome Other Info WEI:
Base Score: 3.9 Processor: 4.4 Memory 4.7
Graphics: 3.9 Gaming Graphics: 4.1 Primary HD: 5.9
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