Intel had by far one of the biggest booths this year at CES. This year’s CES was a big one for them as they announced more the 25 processors! Not only were they showing off their new processors they also had wireless and embedded technology on display. I also had time to sit down with Dan from Intel and he went over the new processors and what Intel plans for 2010.
Well Intel sure announced quite a few new processors this year. All of the new processors in the Core i7, i5, and i3 series are built on Intel’s “Nehalem” microarchitecture and are built with the 32 nanometer manufacturing process. This 32nm process helps increase a computers speed, while decreasing energy consumption.
The Intel 5 Series Chipset is the company’s first single-chip chipset solution, evolving from simply connecting components to providing a range of platform innovation and capabilities. The Intel Core family also has power-saving techniques like one Intel calls “hurry up and get idle” or “HUGI,” which enable processors to finish tasks quickly, while preserving battery life.
The all new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family is the first to integrate graphics into mainstream PC processors. With Intel® HD Graphics, the processors deliver stunning visuals and smooth high-definition (HD) video playback. It’s also the industry’s first integrated solution to deliver multi-channel Dolby* TrueHD and DTS* Premium Suite home theater audio. In addition, Intel HD Graphics support mainstream and casual 3-D gaming without the need for an add-in video card, and offer full support for the new Microsoft Windows* 7 operating system.
Another intuitive feature available to mainstream notebook buyers includes Intel Switchable Graphics, which allows users who play very graphics-intense games to automatically switch between Intel’s integrated graphics to a discrete version on the fly, without having to re-boot, for optimal battery life and performance.
So on the desktop side of things you have new i5 and i3 processors.
And on the mobile side of things you have i7, i5 and i3 processors.