For some time, Intel has invested in preparing a new market for processors with low power consumption, suitable for tablets, smartphones, laptops and ultrabooks. Now, during CES 2013, the company unveiled the new generation Ivy Bridge processors which can provide with good performance and does not require much battery life of the devices. During a presentation at CES 2013, Intel announced the 4th generation of processors for smartphones, tablets, laptops and ultrabooks that should require low power consumption. While current chips need to 17 watts, the new Ivy Bridge processor should consume approximately 7 watts.
The processors, formerly known as Haswell, should prolong battery life of the devices that are installed without losing the processing power of previous models. According to the company, the processors should be up to five times more powerful than the Tegra 3 chip by NVIDIA.
Intel said the new chips should arrive soon to the market, and the Surface Pro tablet by Microsoft will be equipped with the new processor.