Somewhat concrete news regarding Intel’s Broadwell CPUs has finally been provided by CEO Bryan Kryanich who spoke with Reuters today. While speaking with the publication, the Intel boss confirmed that Broadwell will be available before the 2014 holiday season this December, but releasing them well before that for the start of the school season may be difficult.
“I can guarantee for holiday, and not at the last second of holiday,” said Krzanich. “Back to school—that’s a tight one. Back to school you have to really have it on-shelf in July, August. That’s going to be tough.”
Broadwell will be the successor to Haswell, which only provided a slight performance boost while seriously cutting down on energy usage. So, with Broadwell, computers will likely see a nice performance boost and one that has been long awaited given the amount of time Broadwell has been in the works.
Broadwell will also be more energy efficient according to Intel which has already announced that early samples of the CPUs used 30 percent less power than Haswell. In comparison to AMD chips, Broadwell will be about as quiet and energy efficient as you can get.
It doesn’t sound like the new CPUs will be pushed back to just before Christmas, so we could see them as early as September or October.