Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel has already confirmed to some mainstream media outlets that Intel’s Core M, the fifth generation Core architecture, is coming after the back-to-school period, but before the holiday season.
Broadwell is coming to Intel’s Y-series line first and it will have a 4.5W TDP which is really conservative for any x86 processor, not to mention one based on Core architecture. Ultrathin notebooks based on the new Y-series processors will start at $599. The 14nm manufacturing process will enable longer lasting batteries in stylish, thin notebooks, like the one that Intel already showcased at Computex.
Broadwell M in Y Processor line is going to end up branded as 5Y70, but this might be a placeholder name before it gets its final commercial name. Core 5Y70 is a dual-core with four threads and a base clock of 1.1GHz. This doesn’t sound like much, but with the help of turbo the clock reaches 2.6GHz in both single- and dual-core modes. This is a decent clock that will help you run your PC just fine. The graphics work at 100MHz by default, but when needed the GPU will overclock to 850MHz. Intel Core 5Y70 supports 1600 MHz DDR3L, DDR3 memory and it comes with 4MB of L2 cache.
It has a 4.5 W TDP and Intel didn’t reveal any SPD values but it has mentioned that this processor mentions Intel vPro, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x and AES-NI. Notebooks based on fifth generation Y-series processors (Broadwell 14nm) are coming in Q4 2014, while the rest of the Broadwell line will follow in early 2015.