Next-gen 14 nm Intel Broadwell chip here for Christmas

Best CPU-578-80Intel has promised to deliver its next-generation processors, codenamed Broadwell, in time for the Christmas holidays.

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, spoke to Reuters at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, where he committed to delivering PCs with the new chips for the festive season.

“I can guarantee for holiday, and not at the last second of holiday,” Krzanich said. “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.”

The comments suggest that the chip giant is targeting Broadwell’s release for later in the year, around October or early November.

Granted, this means that the release would just miss the back-to-school season, but it does give enough time to take full advantage of the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy, a time when many technology companies make the majority of their profit.

Krzanich pledged a second half of 2014 release for the new chips in the last quarterly conference call in April, and it seems that Intel is well on target to keep that promise.

Saying that though, the Broadwell chip has already been delayed from its original 2013 release but, as it promises enhanced performance, 30% lower power consumption than the Haswell, and a smaller form-factor, it could be well worth the wait.

Let’s see if there’s new PCs sporting the Broadwell chip on the elve’s shelves.

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