+ Reply
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Intel's Haswell Chips Could Provide 50% More Battery Life to Next-Gen MacBooks

is a discussion within the

Mac News

forums, a part of the

General Apple/Mac

section;
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Akshay Masand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,600
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 116 Times in 102 Posts

    Default Intel's Haswell Chips Could Provide 50% More Battery Life to Next-Gen MacBooks


    The next generation in Appleís MacBook line could potentially see 50% greater battery life thanks to Intelís soon to be released Haswell processors. In a media briefing ahead of the launch of its Haswell processor platform, Intel Chief Rani Borkar said that the chipmaker had designed the line with notebooks and tablets in mind according to PC World. This focus on mobile devices led to dramatic increases in battery life with 50% longer operation in normal use and extending idle and standby battery life by up to 20 times.

    This could mean that battery life for future MacBooks, which are already near the top of the industry, will see considerable improvements. The Haswell line is the latest in the chip giantís instruction set architecture. Intel updates the lines every two years and this yearís refresh is more important than most. With the rise of smartphones and tablets slowing the PC industry, the main source of Intelís sales. Consumers are increasingly opting for mobile devices rather than traditional computing form factors and Intel has struggled to gain a foothold in the mobile device segment.

    The Haswell line is intended to address both traditional computers and tablets as well. Some of the components of the line have had their power consumption reduced to as low as 7W. The offerings are said to offer better performance than non-Intel chipsets but with comparably low battery life. The company has been talking up the possibilities of the Haswell line for months ahead of its launch. The company recently released a document showing that Haswell will double or triple graphics performance compared to previous models.

    Ultimately weíll have to see but all the information thus far bodes well for whatís to come.

    Source: PC World

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand

  2. #2
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Next Gen?
    Does "next-generation" refer to the update coming next month?

  3. #3
    Livin the iPhone Life exNavy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    1,026
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 161 Times in 120 Posts

    This is what we need to be after: power consumption, not adding a gigahertz every other year. Efficiency rules! Speaking as someone who doesn't care about games in even the slightest.

  4. #4
    .artwork assassin Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    2,871
    Thanks
    2,962
    Thanked 5,220 Times in 1,860 Posts

    Cool, this should be great for the MBP. Can't wait!
    Twitter Id: @Jato_BZ
    Ask questions here or there, or follow/preview my theme build process...something different

  5. #5
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    And Mac's already get pretty good battery life as it is. If they get 50% more that will be pretty damn impressive. I wont be upgrading this year as I got the 15" Retina Macbook Pro last year but i am still excited to see what they are going to announce.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to raggou For This Useful Post:

    Jato_BZ (05-25-2013)

  7. #6
    .artwork assassin Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    2,871
    Thanks
    2,962
    Thanked 5,220 Times in 1,860 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by raggou View Post
    And Mac's already get pretty good battery life as it is. If they get 50% more that will be pretty damn impressive. I wont be upgrading this year as I got the 15" Retina Macbook Pro last year but i am still excited to see what they are going to announce.
    How do u find the Retina MBP? I have a 1st Gen (2008 alloy unibody 17" brought brand new & up-specced) & it's still rocking hard upgraded now to Lion (was leopard). I figure if it dies anytime soon Retina MBP it is without a doubt. Have been impressed with the longevity of it both in terms of hardware & software capabilities.
    Twitter Id: @Jato_BZ
    Ask questions here or there, or follow/preview my theme build process...something different

  8. #7
    My iPhone is a Part of Me
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    642
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 88 Times in 70 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
    This is what we need to be after: power consumption, not adding a gigahertz every other year. Efficiency rules! Speaking as someone who doesn't care about games in even the slightest.
    I don't remember the last time they've made a push to add gigahertz. I bought a dell in 2002 with a 3.4 ghz processor. That's pretty much what they are at today still. Bought an iMac last year with a 3.4 ghz also.

  9. #8
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Colwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Colwood, Canada
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Just got a MacBook Pro 15 days ago I knew Haswell was coming whatever o well

  10. #9
    iPhoneaholic Amadomon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    417
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 38 Times in 34 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
    This is what we need to be after: power consumption, not adding a gigahertz every other year. Efficiency rules! Speaking as someone who doesn't care about games in even the slightest.
    +1
    Quaerite et invenietis.

  11. #10
    iPhone? More like MyPhone iH85CH001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    United States of America
    Posts
    299
    Thanks
    373
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts

    Apple should just buy the blueprints for the supercapacitor that that girl invented, that charges in 30 seconds and has a battery life of 10 hours. Apple should just buy this from her, and/or give her a job.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to iH85CH001 For This Useful Post:

    H4CK3R (05-27-2013)

  13. #11
    My iPhone is a Part of Me klouud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    791
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 80 Times in 58 Posts

    My 11" MBA dies in 3 hours when I'm pushing it hard and 5 hours if I play it safe. I would love a solid 7-10 hours (like the iPad).

  14. #12
    What's Jailbreak? krayzeeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Apple wil probably just make the new generation MBPro's thinner, leaving the battery life as it was before, and in the process dump one or two interfaces, like they did last time....

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts