Aug 222012

There are many reasons for DIY declining, but it’s believed the hardware vendors tossing and turning the whole bunch of mess specifications is one mail reason that scares off a lot of people, complex parameters even makes the professionals annoyed, what’s even worse is that it doesn’t have a slowed trend, but more and more excessive.

The next generation Haswell processors Intel will be launched next year is a good example, the modularized flexible design allows Intel to mix and match at will. if just divide according to the number of cores, graphics core and memory controller, it derives nine versions, plus different frequency, cache, power consumption, as well as a variety of technical characteristics, it really drives us crazy.

Simply speaking, there are quad-core and dual-core two versions on desktop, the graphics cores are mid-range GT2, dual-channel memory, maximum 32GB, LGA1150 package interface (not compatible with the existing platform).

The mobile notebook platforms are troublesome. The high-end gaming notebook uses the quad-core, with the strongest GT3 graphics core, and it supports dual channel 32GB memory, BGA package.

In the mainstream market, quad-core and dual-core notebooks are all with GT2 graphics cores and dual-channel memory, but the maximum capacity of the latter is halved to 16GB, both package has BGA and rPGA two kinds, the latter is a stand-alone package that can be used to replace upgrade.

The ultrabook is the only one that uses single-chip SoC design, but they are all dual-core BGA package, one is with GT3 graphics core and dual-channel 16GB memory, and the other is with GT2 graphics core, single-channel 8GB memory.

To simplify call, Intel used the “A+B +C” format, representing the number of cores, graphics core level and the number of memory channels, for example, the most high-end on desktop is 4 +2 +2, and teh wrost on ultrabook is 2 +2 +1.