Intel chip boosts energy efficiency by 40%

Intel has announced the launch of a revolutionary new graphics chip that will boost graphics energy efficiency in mobile devices by up to 40%.
The chip is being presented during the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) currently running in San Francisco, over the next few days, but it has already been revealed that the design features Intel’s new 22nm tri-gate transistor technology which allows the voltage to be lowered even during high performance operations.

The graphics core also has the ability to switch into standby mode extremely rapidly and according to Intel, battery life for Smartphones and other portable devices using this technology is therefore set to increase both noticeably and dramatically.

This would certainly be a welcome technology boost for most users as the battery life of modern Smartphones has in recent years declined considerably with the advent of ever more powerful chips.

Intel discusses this further in their blog entry here.