White paper: The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors

The 4th generation ® Core™ serve the embedded computing space with a new which will implement on a broad range of embedded computing platforms. Based on the 22 nm Intel® 3D processor technology already used in the predecessor generation, the processors, formerly codenamed '', have experienced a performance increase which will doubtlessly benefit applications. Beside a 15% increased CPU performance especially the graphics has improved by its doubled performance in comparison to solutions based on the previous generation processors. At the same time, the thermal footprint has remained practically the same or has even shrunk. These improvements and the high from cost-optimized Celeron® versions up to high-end Intel® Core™ i7 and Xeon® processors make the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture a perfect match for nearly each and every mid-range to high-end embedded applications. In a first step Kontron has implemented the new microarchitecture on ®, Mini-ITX, 6U ®, and the Kontron Media platforms with further platforms to follow. So, in what way can benefit from these improvements?With improved processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency and broad scalability, the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors with its new microarchitecture provide an attractive solution for a broad array of mid-range to high-end embedded applications in target markets such as medical, communications, industrial automation, infotainment and military. This whitepaper gives engineers a closer look into the architectural improvements of the new microarchitecture and delivers the answers as to how they can integrate these most efficiently into their appliances.