Intel recently launched their 4th generation Haswell powered processors in India. Haswell processors replace the popular Ivy Bridge processors in desktops and laptops.
While the new Intel 4 Haswell processors do not really provide any special changes and are only an incremental upgrade, they are power-saving processors. The new processors promise to save over 50 percent battery time as compared to the previous versions. According to Intel, the Haswell processors promise upto 9 hours of battery life in the more advanced and sleek Ultrabooks.
intel 4th generation vs 3rd generation
Intel which has listed advantages that the 4th Gen Core based ultrabooks bring in compared to its predecessors claims :
4th generation Intel Core processors are capable of delivering up to 15 percent better performance than the previous generation.
- Gets work done 1.8X faster
- Converts videos 23X faster
- Gaming performance 26X faster
With the 4th generation Intel core processors that have built-in-graphics Intel claims the new processor promises upto 2 times the performance of Intel’s prior generation. Offered on select versions of the new Intel Core processors, Intel Iris graphics bring the ultrabook and other mobile PCs to life with built-in, eye-popping visual experience.
According to Intel the 4th generation core processor consumes just 6 watts of battery
intel 4th generation vs 3rd generation Benchmarks
PC Mark 7
One benchmark we run on all our systems is PCMark7, which gives a general picture as to a system’s performance. On this test, the Haswell chip beat out all competitors, and by a decent margin.
intel 4th generation vs 3rd generation Graphics
3D Mark 11
Intel’s claim proved true on the synthetic benchmark 3DMark11, as the Haswell GPU nearly doubled that of the previous generation, and even edged out the Nvidia GPU.
what should you buy
Even at the lowest settings, and with the screen at 1366 x 768, the Intel 4600 graphics barely exceeded our playability threshold of 30 fps. So, while you could play the latest titles, it ultimately wouldn’t be as satisfying as using a discrete GPU.
So that’s a quick look at the capabilities of Intel’s 4th generation Core processors. Look for reviews of notebooks with these chips in the near future, So the result is intel 4th Gen is a best choice for buying a new CPU.