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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 i5-4570 Quad-core ticks at a frequency of 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 demanding games as well.
The second generation of the Turbo Boost technology will boost the frequency up to 3.7 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).
If the processor operates below these limits and the system requires higher performance, overclocking begins automatically without requiring any user intervention. By utilizing advanced algorithms, the system is absolutely safe, even if it entails short-term operation above the nominal thermal design power (TDP). Overclocking, of course, occurs to a lower extent during the utilization of three or four cores and a reaches a maximum when one or two cores are used.
Intel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductor circuits and related components, powering a large share of the world's computers, devices, and machines with their powerful and reliable processors. One of the most established and successful companies to come out of Silicon Valley, they've been a driver of the technology revolution ever since.
Intel employs over 96,500 employees worldwide and is one of the biggest and richest companies in the world. For decades, their slogan was "Intel Inside"; however, they replaced with the more dynamic "Leap ahead" in 2005, signalling a renewed commitment to innovation.
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