There is absolutely no question that tablets have had a huge impact on the PC market in recent years, but industry watchers who have counted PCs out completely are obviously jumping the gun. The gap in functionality and power between media tablets and personal computers remains, of course, and it doesn t look like that gap will narrow anytime soon. According to a recent report from VR-Zone, Intel is currently developing next-generation desktop and workstation-class processors that will be significantly more powerful than current-generation chipsets. Also Read - CES 2021: Intel unveils new processors for gaming, business and education
Code-named Broadwell, the processors will reportedly use a 14-nanometer process and will pack up to 18 CPU cores on a single SoC. Intel s current chips utilize a 22-nanometer process and feature up to 12 CPU cores. According to a leaked slide published alongside the report, Intel s new Broadwell chips will launch sometime in 2015.