Intel Shows Off Upcoming Intel Core M Processor(Broadwell) With New 7.2mm Thick Tablet Reference Design

Intel Broadwell reference design

At COMPUTEX, Intel revealed more information about their next gen Core product codenamed Broadwell. It will be the first 14-nanometer chip from Intel. To demonstrate it, Intel revealed the world’s first 14nm fanless mobile PC reference design from Intel is a 12.5 inch screen that is 7.2mm thin with keyboard detached and weighs 670 grams. It is based on the first of Intel’s next-generation 14nm Broadwell processors, purpose-built for 2 in 1s and will be in market later this year. Called the Intel® Core™ M processor, it will deliver the most energy efficient Core processor in the company’s history. The majority of designs based on this new chip are expected to be fanless and deliver both a lightning-fast tablet and a razor-thin laptop.

Intel Core M processor reference designIntel also announced 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processor “K” SKU, the first from Intel to deliver four cores at up to 4 GHz base frequency. It will provide higher performance and enable new levels of overclocking capability that will serve power users.

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  • 5Lk9m2Q7NR

    another wave of product to wait then…

    • Bugbog

      I’m sure we wouldn’t even be here if not for Microsoft not waiting for Intel!?

  • WW

    Will Microsoft wait until Surface Pro 4 for Broadwell, or will they put them in Surface Pro 3 when the supply is ready? And will the hardware design of Surface and Pro merge now that i-Core is fanless?

    • Bugbog

      No. It’s great this way. Buy what is possible, and available now (especially if you can’t wait), and let the improvements come as and when they may!

      Constantly waiting for Intel is what has gotten Microsoft complacent and behind. If you’ve noticed, since 2012 Microsoft no longer waits for Intel device cycle releases to match up with their O.S. update releases, and it’s been great!

  • NegLewis

    Intel invests like 99% of their money in CPU’s.
    …And like 0.1% in Cooling techniques and Battery management.
    There are other things except rotating fans for cooling.

  • fis

    So,what we know now is a name and it can be put in a thin tablet. No other details?

  • redtidal

    This makes the 8″ Surface Pro all more feasible.

  • Emi the Strange

    yeah… so nice and all, I never liked much Intel but their processors seem to be always a step forward than AMD… monopoly and money make that possible though.

    but what about Graphics department? these chips looks nice, but I woudl rather they work in how to make their gpu as good and ncie as nvidia or well AMD since they have cpu+gpu too.
    Surface Pro 3 is nice and thin and all, but the gpu is just not as good as it should be in 2014. some people say “why no nvidia gpu” when it’s obvious its not possible for a small device like surface, so whatever Intel does, they should start focusing in GPU, now “everything” is hardware accelerated, so it should make sense, especially since they know productivity tablets like Surface are raising.

  • Ruben Verbaan

    Wow!! Now it seems that Microsoft is on the right track here… The rest of the world talks about widgets on OSX and how to easily flag an email in iOS, but this… this turns the world around. This could be the revolution Microsoft is aiming for!