Intel Ready Mode Technology (RMT) Version 188.8.131.528 WHQL. - The new feature wrapped around the AIO and Tiny PC segments is called Ready Mode Technology. This is the utilization of low C-states in Haswell CPUs to allow users to continue to use their PCs in non-traditional ways. Supported OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32/64)
Drivers Ready Mode Technology (RMT) supported:
Intel Celeron N3000, Pentium N3700, Celeron 3205U, Celeron 3755U, Celeron J3355, Celeron J3455, Core i3-5005U, Core i3-5010U, Core i3-5157U, Core i3-6100U, Core i3-6167U, Core i5-5200U, Core i5-5250U, Core i5-5257U, Core i5-5287U, Core i5-5300U, Core i5-5350U, Core i5-6200U, Core i5-6260U, Core i5-6300U et Core i5-6360U, Core i7-5500U, Core i7-5550U, Core i7-5557U, Core i7-5600U, Core i7-5650U, Pentium 3805U and Pentium J4205.
The examples we were given include instant photograph synchronization when a mobile device enters the home network, or streaming across a network to a portable device such as a smartphone, tablet or portable AIO.
Ready Mode will require a software element to a Haswell equipped Windows PC, although OEMs such as Lenovo, ASUS, Acer, Fujitsu and HP will provide their own skinned versions for their user base. It was mentioned in the conference call that a compatible chipset was required, and we have requested which chipsets will be supported. One would assume that this feature will also be present on Broadwell based systems later in the year. Ready Mode is designed to work with the C7 power state of a processor, allowing the system to draw less than 10W while these processes are happening. OEMs prebuilding systems and devices will have a better handle on the exact power draw of their systems; however the software is available for self-build machines as well. Intel tells us that Ready Mode differs from Connected Standby due to its broader OS support, enabling both traditional desktop and metro applications. Ready Mode uses a combination of the newer power-saving states in Haswell, along with motherboard and power supply optimizations to leverage Microsoft's 'Away Mode' for the Ready Mode experience. All 8-series and 9-series chipsets will support Ready Mode.