Mostly for Geeks:
To put these chips—previously known as Haswell—in their proper perspective, remember that Intel has what it calls a tick-tock system when it comes to processor upgrades. The tick is a smaller, incremental upgrade where things get shrunk down and tuned up. The tock is where the big changes get made. This is the tock.
A peek at the new Intel processors scheduled for release this week. For now it looks like Moore’s Law continues with computers getting faster and better at exponential rates. More practically it just means your next computer will be faster and use less power…ho hum.