Intel’s New 2010 Intel Core Processors and Features

Intel Corporation introduced its all new 2010 Intel Core family of processors at the International Consumer Electronics show, Las Vegas, USA. The chips deliver unprecedented integration and smart performance, including Intel Turbo Boost Technology for laptops, desktops and embedded devices. [press release]

Intel unveiled several platform products, including more than 25 processors, wireless adapters and chipsets, including new Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, Intel 5 Series Chipsets, and Intel Centrino Wi-Fi and WiMAX adapters that include new Intel My WiFi features. More than 400 laptop and desktop PC platform designs are expected from computer makers based on these products, with another 200 expected for embedded devices.

The introduction of new Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 chips coincides with the arrival of Intel’s New 2010 Intel Core processors are manufactured on the company’s 32 nanometer process, which includes Intel’s second-generation high-k metal gate transistors. This technique, along with other advances, helps increase a computer’s speed while decreasing energy consumption.

groundbreaking new 32nm manufacturing process will be used to immediately produce and deliver processors and features at a variety of price points, and integrate high-definition graphics inside the processor.


Intel 32nm Logic Technology

Intel’s latest silicon process, 32nm logic technology incorporates second generation high-k metal gate transistors it features record NMOS and PMOS transistor performance as measured by drive current. It also has the highest reported density of any 32nm or 28nm technology available today.

Intel has also developed a full-featured system-on-a-chip (SoC) 32nm process technology to complement the CPU-specific technology. Including ultra-low power transistors with low standby/always-on circuit applications and high voltage I/O transistors, this new SoC technology enables computing devices to be more capable and energy efficient, while enabling smaller, more robust devices.

Intel HD Graphics

Intel HD Graphics provides superb visual performance for sharper images, richer color, and life-like audio and video. Watch movies and Internet videos in high-definition, play popular game titles and get full support for Microsoft Windows 7. It’s all built in; no need for an extra add-in video card.

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.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.

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

Intel Turbo Boost Technology is one of the many exciting new features that Intel has built into latest-generation Intel microarchitecture codename Nehalem. It automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it’s operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits. Turbo Boost Technology is activated when the Operating System requests the highest processor performance state (P0). This featue is available in select models of the new 2010 Intel Core i5 processor-based systems.

A combination of greater cache size and higher frequencies of Intel Core i7 processor give you ultimate smart performance for the toughest tasks.

As an independent and complimentary feature, Intel HT Technology) along with Intel Turbo Boost Technology increases performance of both multi-threaded and single threaded workloads.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology)

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of the processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. You can run many open applications without slowing your PC down. With Intel HT Technology, multi-threaded software applications can execute threads in parallel within each processor core.

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor resulting in more efficient use of processor resources—higher processing throughput—and improved performance on the multi-threaded software.

With An Intel processor and chipset combined with an OS and BIOS supporting Intel HT Technology allows you to run demanding desktop applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness and to keep systems more secure, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity while providing headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities.

Intel HT Technology helps multimedia enthusiasts create, edit, and encode graphically intensive files while running background applications such as virus protection software without compromise to performance.

Intel Centrino: Wi-Fi and WiMAX

Three new Intel Centrino Wireless adapters feature advanced 802.11n multi-stream capabilities and dual-band support for WiFi, offering users up to 8 times greater speed3, consistent coverage and reliable connectivity while consuming minimal power.

Intel offers a complete line of high-quality adapters and its integrated WiMAX/WiFi adapter supports 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5GHz WiMAX bands delivering up to 20Mbps on the go.

Intel My WiFi Technology

Intel My WiFi Technology transforms your laptop into a Wi-Fi Personal Area Network. It has a driver and application that doubles the capability of the laptop’s WiFi adapter The Intel My WiFi Personal Area Network is inside a laptop—like your own portable Wi-Fi router. Eight personal Wi-Fi Certified devices can be directly connected to your laptop, while the laptop is simultaneously connected to the Internet.

Intel My WiFi Technology works with Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7.

With the technology, you can connect anywhere and anytime to your devices—coffee shop, bus, train and wirelessly exchange files with a friend’s laptop without a USB key. You can transfer photos wirelessly to your laptop—just turn on the camera and even remotely control your mouse or iTunes with an iPhone application!

Intel had an 81.5 percent share of the PC and server microprocessor market in the third quarter, according to Mercury Research. AMD had 17.8 percent.

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