Rumor: Intel to Showcase Broadwell-powered Device at Computex

Pulkit Chandna

Broadwell is the next “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” chip release cadence

Around a fortnight back, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich all but ruled out the possibility of the company’s next-generation Broadwell processors shipping in time for the back-to-school season , saying that the first devices built around the 14nm die shrink of Intel’s Haswell microarchitecture were more likely to be available sometime around the holidays. In the meantime, you can look forward to Intel demoing a 2-in-1 device prototype powered by a 5th generation Core processor.

Per an IDG News Service report, citing unnamed sources familiar with the chip maker’s plans, Intel is going to show off a Broadwell-powered 2-in-1 device at the upcoming Computex trade show (June 3-7) in Taipei. Reportedly codenamed “Llama Mountain,” the rumored laptop-tablet hybrid is said to be really thin. As for the other details, you’ll have to wait until Computex gets underway.

All we know about Broadwell at this stage is that, apart from delivering better CPU and GPU performance over its 22nm predecessor,  it’s expected to be 30 percent more power efficient.

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