Intel unveiled 16 products today at the International 2008 Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas – including the company’s first 45nm processors for Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology based laptops. All of these new chips include the company’s new transistor formula and 45nm manufacturing process that boost a PC’s speed, reduces power requirements, saves on battery life, helps the environment and comes in smaller packages for more fashionable and compact computer designs. With the introduction of the new processors, Intel will be offering a total of 32 desktop, laptop and server processors based on these industry-leading innovations.
Intel Corporation unveiled 16 products today at the International 2008
Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas – including the company’s first 45
nanometer (nm) processors for Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology based
All of these new chips include the company’s new transistor formula and 45nm
manufacturing process that boost a PC’s speed, reduces power requirements, saves
on battery life, helps the environment and comes in smaller packages for more
fashionable and compact computer designs. With the introduction of the new
processors, Intel will be offering a total of 32 desktop, laptop and server
processors based on these industry-leading innovations.
The company also highlighted how it will take advantage of its transistor and
manufacturing advances to spur a category of small form-factor, low-powered,
high-performance devices that deliver broadband Internet access “in your
pocket.” The processors are up to 25 percent smaller than previous versions so
computer makers can create sleek, new designs for consumers ranging from stylish
all-in-one desktop PCs to smaller notebooks.
Among the 16 new products, 12 are designed for new laptops and desktops
products and four are for servers. All are now lead-free1 and, starting this
year, halogen-free2, making the processors a more eco-friendly.
“The new products we’re announcing today provide consumers and businesses
with the benefit of sleeker and higher-performing laptops and more powerful and
fashionable PCs that deliver for the most hard-core gamer, high-definition
enthusiast and just about every other consumer demand,” said Mooly Eden, vice
president and general manager, mobile platforms group, Intel. “And later this
year, Intel will begin delivering the mobile Internet with much smaller, lighter
and powerful Internet-enabled devices that ultimately will fit right into your
Intel Adds Mobile Processors to Line-up
Intel is shipping five new mobile processors, enabling breakthrough performance
and improved battery life, providing consumers with the ability to be more
productive or just enjoy their digital entertainment while on the go. Helping to
extend battery life is also a new Intel Core microarchitecture design feature
for advanced power management state called Deep Power Down Technology that
reduces the power of the processor when it’s not running data or instructions to
The processors are the foundation for the company’s popular Intel® Centrino®
technology for laptops, and deliver improved content and video capabilities with
HD DVD* and Blu-Ray* support with an optional third-party decoder.
Centrino-based notebooks also come with the Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset
and wireless networking including the optional support for 802.11n networks with
Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N.
Intel has also added new video and graphics capabilities with Intel® HD Boost
that includes Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4 (SSE4) for speeding up
workloads including video encoding for high-definition and photo manipulation.
Intel will also use this mobile technology foundation and energy-efficient
performance to enable a variety of smaller, cooler and quieter, stylish desktop
designs. These computers, including the increasingly popular “all-in-one”
category, provide the performance to run a variety of digital media and the
latest software simultaneously, as well as enhanced high-definition video and
smoother playback using Intel® Clear Video Technology.
More Mobility on Tap: in Your Pocket; Wireless WiMAX
Pushing the power of the full Internet “in your pocket,” Intel’s strategy for
using low-power Intel Architecture platforms that drastically reduce CPU and
chipset power, and package size continues to gain momentum. Intel plans to ship
in the first half of this year its first-generation low-power platform chipset
that will help deliver a range of ultra mobile and mobile Internet devices from
a growing ecosystem of customers.
Intel also continues to work closely with carriers around the world to deploy
mobile WiMAX networks. These networks will help deliver true high-speed mobile
Internet experiences to a variety of digital devices starting later this year.
Mainstream Desktop PCs Get 45nm Performance and Efficiency Boost
Building on its November 2007 introduction (the Intel® Core™2 Extreme quad-core
processor QX9650), Intel announced three quad core and four dual core 45nm-based
processors for mainstream desktop PCs arriving later this month and throughout
the first quarter of the year.
The new Intel® Core™ 2 Quad and Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor offerings will speed
the transition to Intel’s newest processor line and multicore adoption, and are
arriving at a time when digital and high-definition content, including photos,
home videos, music, television shows and social networking, continues to grow
Consumers will realize more performance at a variety of PC purchase prices as
these processors feature a range of clock speeds, large L2 caches, and also come
equipped with Intel® HD Boost (SSE4 instructions). These 45nm processors are
also a requirement for computer-makers carrying the Intel Core™2 Processor with
Viiv™ technology brand, making it easier for consumers to select a great
entertainment PC with Intel’s most innovative technologies.
Dual core desktop processor-based PCs using these new processors begin shipping
this month; quad core-based systems plan to arrive later this quarter.
The company also introduced four Intel Xeon processors for servers and
workstations; they are expected to ship this quarter.