Did you think the surprises at the current IDF conference were over? So you thought… Intel And its partners do not stop impressing us with new technologies, interesting announcements and information that helps us get an idea of what to expect in the near future.
Sony solar processor Intel Getting a name
One of the most impressive things we have seen so far in the IDF was A mysterious solar processor Which she presented Intel, As part of its future vision centered on the most cost-effective processors.
Preliminary estimates that it was a Haswell silicon were found to be incorrect In a new and interesting technology that Intel is investigating, Which could lead to a generation Processors Economical and improved wonders.
The new processors are called "Near Threshold Voltage" (Processor also known as Claremont code) and address one of the older limitations in processors.
The transistors in most processors operate at a voltage of one or more volts, even though the current conduction state (the threshold voltage that defines the state of the transistor - "0" or "1" logic) reaches a significantly lower voltage. What is the reason for this? The need for a "safety margin" that will help differentiate between actual commands and interference and noise in the component, which will ensure that the processor will function properly in any situation.
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Intel wants to change this with the help of NTV (Near Threshold Voltage) processors. Instead of operating at voltages of one volt or more, these processors will be able to operate at a voltage close to the threshold voltage - between 0.4 and 0.5 volts only.
Intel claims that working at these power levels can save 5 according to 10 compared to the processors available today, although the big challenge to make the processor run in this mode reliably and accurately is not going to make life easy for anyone.
The processor it used Intel The solar demonstration is, believe it or not, an NTV processor based on a Pentium core. This unique prototype does not require any body Cooling And is capable of operating in an NTV mode where it consumes less than 10 (!), But also offers an 10 frequency as soon as necessary.
Intel does not guarantee that this specific processor will ever reach stores, but the technology behind it can be used in a wide range of products - from processors for ultra-mobile devices to supercomputers In the era of ExaScale.
One of the ambitious goals of technology is, as we have already seen, to create devices that consume zero power (Zero Power) and are able to operate using only solar energy, or other "natural" energies that surround us such as oscillations or wireless waves (although in the meantime this vision seems to be mainly applicable for Networks Sensors and monitoring devices, rather than for larger devices).
Thunderbolt Comes to PC computers
Good news for anyone who's convinced that USB 3.0 connections are just not fast enough - after A little more than half a year It was exclusive To Apple's products (Except forSony's Vaio Z mobile, Which made use of the same technology with a unique connection changed), announces Intel Because theThunderbolt Will reach thePC Starting next year.
Intel Specimen Based System chip Haswell And 7 windows using theThunderbolt In order to transmit four files Video High quality at the same time (which presented a constant data transfer rate of not less than 725MBps), and declared that Asus And Acer are already working on products that will contain the advanced connection. We will soon hear about other manufacturers who jump on the bargain.
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Is the Thunderbolt connection on the way to becoming a mandatory accessory for every laptop and tablet in the market, or will its high price force most manufacturers to wait For future and cheaper alternatives? Next year we'll find out.
Intel is proud of its ultrabroad capabilities
Ultrabooks are a very important part of our strategy Intel And the company is not missing an opportunity to convince us why we want one for ourselves.
Molly Eden presents the The Rapid Start and Ultra Connect Smart Connect capabilities - The first allows you to return from sleep mode within a few seconds and the second allows the mobile to be updated from the network even when it is in sleep mode.
Screen of iphone LG Will save you battery life
Panel Self Refresh (PSR) technology attaches to the screen memory Temporary (buffer) that keeps the frame displayed on the screen at any given moment. If the frame is left unchanged, the screen will receive the information from the temporary memory and not from the video card (and processor) - which saves the need to refresh the screen display 60 times (or more) every second, allowing computer components to enter economical "sleep" mode.
Intel demonstrated the concept by displaying a static image, which continued to appear on the screen even when disconnected from the video card. This may not sound like a significant saving, but Intel claims that a self-refreshing panel can save about 45 minutes and even an entire hour of battery life - which is certainly not bad at all.
Intel estimates that panels with self-refresh can start appearing in the various products in less than two years. We say - artist.
* The images and videos in the article are from engadget.com, thisismynext.com, storagereview.com, and anandtech.com sites.