Intel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductor circuits. Its success and innovation bear fruit in the form of a new generation of CPU architecture – Intel Haswell Refresh.
The fourth generation
of Core processors represents an evolutionary step named Tock. Unlike Tick (Ivy Bridge), it does not bring only minor changes along with enhancements of the production process, but very significant innovations
in the entire core design. The processor gets the Haswell New Instruction set
and the Iris chip ushers in a new era of GPUs.
Haswell relies on revolutionary 3D transistors
and utilizes the highly advanced 22nm production technology. The current technology hit its imaginary ceiling, but using 3D transistors leads to more than a 10% performance boost
. Advanced Power Saving mode ensures significantly lower power consumption
and environmentally friendly operation.
The actual Intel Core i5-4430 Quad-core
is clocked at 3.0 GHz
and must be placed in a 1150 socket.
The processor is perfectly complemented by integrated HD Graphics 4600 with an increased frequency of a nice 1150 MHz
. Thanks to performance increase of up to 100%,
it leaves older chips far behind. With support for Direct3D 11.1, it can easily run latest games as well.The second generation of the Turbo Boost
technology will boost the frequency to 3.2 GHz,
allowing all cores to exceed their base frequency. The maximum frequency depends on the number of active cores, and the length of the overclocked period depends on the workload and operating environment. The upper frequency limit is determined by reaching the limit of the four indicators (number of active cores, electric current drawn, power consumption, CPU temperature).
When the processor operates below these limits and the system requires higher performance, overclocking occurs automatically
without requiring any user intervention. By utilizing advanced algorithms, this system is absolutely safe, even if it means short-term operation above its nominal thermal design power (TDP). Of course, overclocking is milder during the utilization of three or four cores and at a maximum when one or two cores are used.