Intel today unveiled the 5th Generation Intel Core processor family which is built on 14nm manufacturing process offering premium performance, stunning visuals and enables improved battery life. It powers new experiences such as Intel RealSense technology, Intel Wireless Display and voice assistants.
Intel also announced that they have started shipping its next generation 14nm processor for tablets, codenamed “Cherry Trail”. The new system on a chip will offer new user experiences such as Intel RealSense technology which provides depth-sensing photo capabilities, giving people the power to change focus, take measurements, and add dynamic effects and motion to pictures with a touch of a finger, no wires (Cherry Trail enables tablets to wirelessly display content to a big screen or projector), no password(Trail will also enable users to login with their face, fingerprint or a trusted device they assigned) and Intel Context Aware technology capabilities(an accelerometer, sound and light sensors, and information from the cloud, Intel Context Aware technology can determine the context or environment someone is in and provide information based on those surroundings). New products based on “Cherry Trail” will be introduced starting in the first half of 2015.
Features of Intel 5th Gen CPU from Intel’s Press Release:
Powerful Performance. The 5th Generation Intel Core (U series) processors utilize Intel’s new 14nm process technology to improve upon the previous generation Intel Core processor’s success with 35 percent more transistors on a 37 percent smaller die. The new process, combined with architectural enhancements, enables the 5th Generation Intel Core processors to deliver up to 24 percent better graphics performance, up to 50 percent faster video conversion and battery life that is up to 1.5 hours longer1. Consumers who are planning to refresh a 4-5-year-old PC will also notice significant improvements: graphics performance up to 12 times better, video conversion speed up to 8 times faster, productivity performance up to 2.5 times faster, wake times 9 times faster, all with up to 2 times longer battery life2.
Power Efficient. Even Longer Battery Life. Intel continues to drive battery life improvements, and the newest processor family raises the bar yet again. With power management and design improvements, plus the increased efficiency of Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process, consumers get up to 1.5 hours more battery life3 than the previous 4th Generation Intel Core (U series) processors. The result is more power and performance without sacrificing battery life.
Watch. Game. Create with Intel Graphics. The 5th Generation Intel Core processor family brings the next evolution in processor graphics architecture enabling new levels of performance and power efficiency paired with Intel’s leading CPU technology. The new 5th Generation Intel Core processor family offers graphics options including Intel® HD Graphics 5500, HD Graphics 6000 and Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100. All of these provide stunning visuals and enable 4K Ultra HD display, including over Intel WiDi 5.14. Additional platform features include enhanced new codec decode support for VP8, VP9 and HEVC, as well as support for the latest graphics APIs (DX 11.2, DX 12 Ready) and graphics programmability features, including OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.3. Intel Iris Graphics includes these features plus significantly better 3D performance compared to Intel HD Graphics 5500 processors. Whether playing the latest mainstream game, watching videos in 4K Ultra HD, or simply sharing your latest gameplay and video creations with family, Intel HD and Iris graphics deliver an eye-popping visual experience.
Internet of Things. Intel’s 5th Generation Intel Core processors are also available to power the growing Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in such vertical segments as retail, manufacturing and medical. Thanks to Intel’s leading 14nm process technology and architecture, the 5th Generation Intel Core processor is designed to deliver enhanced graphics and increased performance in a smaller thermal envelope, supporting the next generation of IoT solutions, while maintaining compatibility with previous generations. The improved capabilities and security features can power end-to-end IoT solutions to deliver customer benefits and business insights.
More Natural and Immersive Experiences. The performance of 5th Generation Intel Core processors provides the foundation for great user experiences today and in the future. When paired with Intel® RealSense™ 3D technology, no wires and no passwords capabilities, and voice assistants, the 5th Generation Intel Core processors enable more natural and interactive user experiences. Intel RealSense 3D technology brings features like gesture control, 3D capture and edit, and innovative photo and video capabilities to devices. With a vision for a “no wires” experience, Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) v.5.1 and WiGig wireless docking provide users more control over their experience by allowing them to compute and share from virtually anywhere without the clutter of wires and cords. Intel’s voice assistant technology allows the user to control your PC within the browser and enabled apps using voice commands, and now includes Wake on Voice5 technology to awake your PC with just the sound of your voice.