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[extremetech] Intel goes toe-to-toe with analysts, denies Haswell has power issues

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This is why manufacturers hate early product reviews. A few weeks back, early Haswell performance figures and TDP targets hit the web at large. The chip was early silicon, but it gave us a decent idea what to expect from the next-generation processor. It also poses an enormous headache for Intel, as exemplified by JMP Securities’ Alex Guana’s decision to cut the company’s rating from Market Outperform to Market Perform. Guana based his decision on reports that Intel has had problems integrating a voltage regulator into Haswell’s core design.

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We'll just have to wait for the retail-spec chips to get independently benchmarked before knowing who's right.
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Intel should just release them already and prove the analysts wrong...biggrin.gif
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Well your going to have a TDP increase when you putting MORE in a single point of heat. Also the increased IGP performance doesn't come from nothing. I didn't see any problems when testing it. Can't wait to get my sample tongue.gif
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Well we need a retail chip benchmarked with this: https://mega.co.nz/#!QJgXSTjL!berfU1KkBqBqrtTSQA1-Uh762A4yIVWgMvZYOyghkoY (Then compared with Ivy Bridge.)
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This is a statement designed to protect stock value. Even if the chip runs a little hot or with a little more TDP, people will still buy it for its performance.
    
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Release the dam chips already rolleyes.gif
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I think wee need a picture of a power plant at night, sparks around, and under it text: "Haswell doesn't have power issues." (Intel speaker said: Haswell doesn't have power issues.)
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I love the month of june. Cant wait!
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I can tell you I wouldn't want to be buying the first retail stepping of Haswell. Let's just say a lot of exceptions are being made to get the product out the door on schedule...

And you can tell it's a sketchy response when the rep says "No problems with XXX". Every product has problems of some sort, otherwise there would be no follow-on steppings.
Edited by dr/owned - 4/3/13 at 11:04am
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