GDC — In a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Franscisco today, Intel offered a few new details about its plans for a desktop version of its 14-nm Broadwell CPUs. The firm plans to release a socketed version of Broadwell in the middle of this year, and this CPU will play to Broadwell's strengths by offering Iris Pro graphics and fitting into a tidy 65W power envelope.
As you can imagine, Intel expects this processor to play well in systems with tight thermal constraints, things like Mini-ITX rigs and custom mini-PCs.
Interestingly, though, this socketed Broadwell chip will also be unlocked, allowing for easy overclocking. One can imagine that enthusiasts will throw tons of cooling on these CPUs to see what they can squeeze out of 'em.
That's my plan, at least.
Speaking of mini-PCs, Intel also reiterated that it plans to release a Next Unit of Computing (NUC) system based on a Core i7 version of Broadwell. That CPU will be a 28W model, and it will include Iris graphics with some reasonably decent gaming chops. That system is expected to ship next month.
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