Intel Shows Off Whole New Family of Processors
Intel has unveiled a whole new family of Intel Core Processors at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These include Intel Turbo Boost technology for laptops, desktops, and embedded devices.
"For the first time, there’s a new family of Intel processors with the industry’s most advanced technology available immediately at virtually every PC price point," said Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. "These smart processors adapt to an individual’s needs, automatically providing a ‘boost’ of performance for everyday applications. They become energy efficient to the point of shutting down processing cores or reducing power consumption to provide performance when people need it, and energy efficient when they don’t."
Highlights of the news include:
– Mainstream processors now offer Intel Turbo Boost Technology, automatically adapting to an individual’s performance needs
– First 32 nanometer processors and first time Intel is mass-producing a variety of chips at mainstream prices at start of new manufacturing process, reflecting last year’s $7 billion investment during economic recession
– Intel Core i5 processors are about twice as fast as comparable existing PCs for visibly faster video, photo and music downloading experience4
– Select processors integrate graphics directly on processors; also include Intel’s second generation high-k metal gate transistors
– Beyond laptops and PCs, processors also target ATMs, travel kiosks, digital displays
– More than 10 new chipsets and new 802.11n WiFi and WiMAX products with new Intel My WiFi features