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A voltage regulation feature found in Intel's (INTC -2.2%) upcoming Haswell CPUs is "not...
A voltage regulation feature found in Intel's (INTC -2.2%) upcoming Haswell CPUs is "not producing the desired results," writes JMP's Alex Gauna in his downgrade note. Thanks to the issues, Gauna predicts Intel will "reverse course and not pursue this power management scheme with subsequent products." The chip giant has promised Haswell CPUs will consume much less power (for a given amount of performance) than Ivy Bridge parts, and in doing so enable sleeker, more power-efficient ultrabooks, tablets, and convertibles. Update: Intel responds to Gauna's note. "Haswell is healthy and on track for an announcement. There’s no problem with the Haswell part at all."