Intel unveiled 16 products today, including the company's first 45 nanometer (nm) processors for Intel Centrino Processor Technology based laptops.
All of these new chips include the company's new transistor formula and 45nm manufacturing process.
At CES, 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, according to Intel.
Among the 16 new products, 12 are designed for new laptops and desktops products and four are for servers.
Intel Adds Mobile Processors to Line-up
Intel is shipping five new mobile processors, enabling high performance and improved battery life. The processors are the foundation for the company's 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 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.
Mobility 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 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 high-speed mobile Internet experiences to a variety of digital devices starting later this year.
Mainstream Desktop PCs Get 45nm Performance
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.
Later this quarter, Intel will release the
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Processor (3.2 GHz/1600 MHz system bus 45nm Hi-k metal gate processor formerly codenamed "Yorkfield") and Intel X48 Express Chipset targeted at high-end PC users and enthusiasts.
"Skulltrail" will be also a new dual processor-based platform that will provide extreme high-end enthusiasts with a professional media creation and gaming experience. The platform will feature two quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme processors for 8-core performance and 4 PCI Express x16 Gen 1.1 slots with planned support for up to 4 graphics cards.
The company also introduced four Intel Xeon processors for servers and workstations; they are expected to ship this quarter.