Another era of computing is dawning on us: the 4th generation of Intel Core processors. This June 4th marks a genesis where the current“2-in-1″ computing method: that’s convertible computers – flipping screens, removable displays, and everything in-between — are in need of a processor that are more inclined towards achieving that. What this means for the consumer is more battery life and slightly more performance than Ivy Bridger, the 3rd and previous generation of processors. Also, integrated graphics performance that is capable of playing 3D games, even on Ultrabooks.
To make it all easier, Intel is dividing the new Haswell family into groups: the H, M, U, and Y processors. Haswell’s H category works with Quad Core and Intel Iris Pro graphics, while M works with Quad Core and dual-core chips. Starting with U, Haswell processors are designed for Ultrabooks, the U category bringing an SoC (system-on-a-chip) with Intel Iris graphics options, the Y category bringing in the SoC with the lowest power made specifically for detachable computers.
Intel took care not to forget desktop users: the desktop Haswell processors exist in the K-Series for enthusiasts — unlocked and ready for overclocking. There will also be performance and mainstream Haswell architecture for both performance and mainstream apps in both quad-core and dual-core configurations, with the loweat power going to the S-Series and T-Series Intel Haswell chips.