Intel will introduce new Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs on January 7
After several rumored release dates for the new Intel CPUs had been spread around the internet, the chip maker has now officially confirmed that new processors will be introduced on January 7, 2010.
Actually Intel didn't reveal much to the invited journalists at the mini preview for the CES 2010. But at least it is now confirmed that on January 7, 2010 time has finally come and that Intel is going to introduce new processors. Among those will be 32 nanometer Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs as well as new Core i7 processors.
The 32 nanometer CPUs of the Core i3 and Core i5 (with Turbo Boost) array are Clarkdale for desktop devices. The integrated Intel HD graphics unit, which is produced in 45 nanometers, is said to deliver enough performance for "Mainstream Gaming”, while the focus is actually set to "Premium Video” or "Premium Display” (multiple monitors, dual HDMI and DisplayPort).
Up to now Intel has not revealed and specific names for the 32 nanometer CPUs, but currently a there is for example a Core i3-540 listed by several European web shops. This processor is said to come with 3.16 GHz, two CPU cores with HT, a TDP of 73 watt and 4 MiByte L3 cache (shared).
More about Clarkdale, Arrandale and other processors
• Intel Core i7-810 (2.13 GHz Lynnfield) sighted
• Core i3 Clarkdale: Peek under the heatspreader of the 32nm CPU and 45nm GPU combo
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