Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group, has confirmed that Intel wants to support Apple, Windows, Chrome OS, Android and Linux and it want to commit to many form factors including desktops, notebooks, tablets, chromebooks, detachable and Intel’s favourite 2-in-1s.
PC gaming is holding its ground against console gaming and high-end desktops are alive and well. Kirk said that there are 711 million PC games and that one in ten people on the planet play games. This means AMD and Nvidia are fine in the long run.
However, there is always room for improvement. PCs can still get a lot sleeker and consumers always expect more battery life.
Intel’s first 14nm products are in volume production and they will be on shelves in October 2014. These thin machines, some just 7.2 mm thick and 670 grams heavy, are coming from Asus, Acer, Dell, HP Lenovo and Wistron, with more to come later.
Core M products are shipping in Q4 2014 and we can expect the first i3, Core i5 and Core i7 based on the new 14nm Broadwell architecture in Q1 2015.
Naturally the new process is expected to yield more performance and efficiency.