“Intel’s main processor roadmap was leaked last week. The main takeaway is Intel’s new Broadwell processor will be delayed until 2015,” Karl Johnson writes for T-GAAP. “Intel does have a few updated Haswell processors coming out in 2014, but they do not show significant improvement over current designs.”
“Intel will be using their new 14nm design on the Broadwell processor, which is the main reason for the big delay,” Johnson writes. “This new chip is rumored to have a 40% increase in GPU performance over their current GPU built into the Haswell processor, which is a main focus for Intel. The current Haswell processor’s main improvement was battery life with only modest CPU improvements. So what does all this mean for Mac users?”
“Current Macs will be staying near the top of the performance curve for longer than they have before. These new computers should last at least another one to two years longer,” Johnson writes. “If one is looking to purchase a new Mac, now is a great time to purchase one since current Macs will likely stay on top for at least another year or more. The only exception would be the Mac Mini, since Apple still has not updated the Mac Mini model to the Haswell processor and might at any time.”
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