About the 4th Generation New Technology – Overview
The latest Intel® platform provides some major improvements on power and time responsiveness, creating driving innovations on form factor and delivering more excellent media capabilities than the 3rd generation platform. Here are the key messages for the latest generation new technologies:
Green, New Advanced Power-Saving System
The Intel® 4th generation platform provides power improvements of around 50% compared to the former one. One of the major reasons is that the 4th generation moves the CPU voltage regulator off of the motherboard and into the CPU package, creating a Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator or FIVR. Secondly, this is a far more efficient design with the use of “enhanced” tri-gate transistors, current leakage has been reduced by 2 to 3 times versus the 3rd generation.
CPPM, a new framework which reduces platform idle power, allows safe usage of deep, long latency platform power management states by new bus extensions. The 4th generation processor and PCH will include embedded power control modules, which promises that the architecture would deliver a 30% reduction in processor power consumption compared to the 2nd generation CPU. Moreover, new power management framework that extends beyond the processor itself promises a twenty-fold reduction in overall platform power consumption. For the ULT sku, Intel® would permit ten days of idle, but connected usage, on a single charge, potentially making the generation a turning point for Intel® on more power saving related applications.
Overclocking On the 4th Generation Platform
Intel® provides all new overclocking features on the 4th generation processors. These new overclocking features give users the most stable and highest overclocks achievable on their hardware. An overclock usually takes a user to reboot his system and to make specific adjustments through the BIOS in able to achieve a stable overclock. With previous generation, users can change CPU and iGPU frequencies and settings from within Windows in real-time. However, the BCLK ratio can only be configured to around 7%, which makes the enthusiast switch back to the good old BIOS/UEFI interface.
Since the 4th generation platform offers significant improvements in real-time overclocking,while the configurations and features which allow higher BCLK ratio adjustments do exist but only on the high end 3rd generation platform, mainstream 4th generation processors would get these features out of box. With BCLK ratios of 100MHz, 125MHz and 166MHz available on the 4th generation processor, users would get unprecedented overclock levels by only adjusting the multiplier value in real-time.