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Intel Reject Broadwell for First Quarter of 2014

Intel has decided To postpone the launch of Broadwell For the next year (2014) after its engineers encountered production problems with the series of processors that are expected to inherit And open the door to powerful, cheap and life-saving tablets Longer than ever

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The chip giant has shown that it plans to relocate some of its processors BGA configuration - Soldering on the motherboard - when pushing the process with chips Which moved the processor into a single package with the BGA chipset in a solution for UltraBock tablets and laptops. Low power consumption of 15 and 28 watts showed improved performance over the surface , But has not yet provided the requested savings for With a longitudinal length.

With Broadwell chips Intel introduced at the show IDF 2013(30) was demonstrated in both performance, both in power consumption and in physical size thanks to the transition to the production process of 14 nanometer vs. 22 nanometer in the set . But as in any case of circuit reduction - production-level problems emerge - because the smaller the chips, the more faults are expected, and the crop of normal chips will be small until enough experience is accumulated to reach low-level serial production.

In Broadwell's case, the delay caused by a "defect density issue" (low crop due to many defects during production) is in treatment, and Brian Krzanich, CEO , Said that in any case where they encounter a malfunction, they introduce a series of repairs to the production system. In case of , The revisions did not bring about all their improvements expected.

Broadwell chip on hand BGA configuration

עבור , The success of the new evaluation is critical to continued successful sales and the takeover of a more significant portion of the tablet and ultrabock market at low prices (up to 100 dollars for tablet-powered system 8 pro) to medium. However, they now believe that all necessary fixes have been put in place: "We are confident that the problem has been fixed because we received information indicating it. Such delays are created in the development process from time to time. This is why we moved the launch date to the next quarter."

The delay in launching Broadwell chips is not expected to alter or damage the second 14 nanometer-based lithography port - Airmont - designed for tablets and based on new generation atomic processors. Airmont is due out next year and its launch remains unchanged. Krzanich added that, too Skylake, The next generation after , Is not expected to be delayed due to the current delay.

This is not the first problem that comes up in connection with the chip set in question. Recently, there have been differences in electricity connections Between processors And Broadwell processors, even though they were supposedly pre-planned to work in the same chassis, according to the plans presented last year (LGA1150). Motherboards from the 8 series that are compatible with the processors , Will not be compatible with my work , Which will require new motherboards from the 9 series. Intel may want to differentiate the new kit from everything that came before it, but there is no reason to think it would please their customers when they find that their upgrade path has been blocked without warning.

the mother Will be able to use its power and size to take control of a market that is now divided between Google and Apple? Are their focus on systems based Smart, or perhaps it would be better for them to shift direction to lighter systems to keep them relevant in a market that is no longer looking at Microsoft as a single solution that no one else? Even with the capabilities of the new Atom processors running Android systems it is difficult to say that Intel really focus on systems that are not based .

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  1. Why are you constantly complaining about a new chipset
    It's a reality almost from the dawn of history: a chipset holds a generation or two. Not 6. Neither 4 nor 3. It's enough to get excited every time

  2. To 1 - inaccurate
    There is a difference between the start of production that will be in the first quarter and the launch that will be in the second half

  3. To 2
    In 775, several generations of processors could be used. Since leaving 775, the incompatibility rate has gone up a lot

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