First systems featuring the new chips expected in February

Intel 5th gen Broadwell Core processors unveiled

Intel has showcased its latest Broadwell processors at CES 2015, promising battery life improvements of up to 30 per cent compared to current Haswell chips.

The firm announced 14 new processors under its Core i3, i5 and i7 ranges as well as expanding its Pentium and Celeron lines.

The 5th-generation Core processor family will offer 10 new 15W processors with Intel HD Graphics, and four new 28W products with Intel Iris Graphics.

Gamers are set to benefit from the processors, with Intel stating that 3D graphics rendering has improved by 22 per cent.

The die size has shrunken by 37 per cent, but it now fits 35 per cent more transistors. Video encoding performance has increased by 50 per cent and Intel’s WiDi wireless streaming option can now stream full 4K video.

The firm believes that upcoming systems powered by the new 5th-gen chips could enable them to be half the thickness of current devices, yet with double the performance.

Intel’s new processors will be available to consumers and businesses in January with the first systems featuring the chips expected to arrive in February.

Read all of PCR’s CES 2015 news coverage here.

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