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Appeared on: Friday, December 18, 2009
New Intel Westmere 32nm Processors Take Center Stage at CES

At a press event in San Francisco today, Intel officially disclosed that it be showcasing 32nm Westmere chips at January's Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the opening day fro CES, Intel's CEO CEO Paul Otellini will introduce the company's upcoming Intel Core processor family for laptop and desktop buyers, delivering new features as Intel Turbo Boost Technology to the mainstream markets.



Westmere is Intel's next generation chip architecture, aimed at the mainstream desktop with chips based on the Clarkdale core and mobile segments with the Arrandale chips.

The Westmere architecture includes Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology (Core i5 and Core i7 only), enhanced smart cache & integrated memory controller, Intelligent power gating, while it also offers greater performance and lower power via integration and integrated graphics.

The new 32nm CPUs will include the top-of-the-line Core i7, the Core i5 processors that automatically adapts its speed to whatever you're doing through the IntelTurbo Boost Technology, and the low-end Core i3 CPUs, which will be based on the 32nm technology for the first time.

The 32nm Arrandale CPUs will have two cores plus integrated 45nm graphics technology, to deliver better overall power efficiency. The featured graphics technology will support Blu-ray playback, and Intel claimed that it is capable of "mainstream gaming."



Paul Otellini will also talk about predictions he made in his 2008 CES keynote, such as more powerful and personal computing devices, anytime/anywhere Internet connectivity, new user interfaces and richer content. He'll also demonstrate how these trends are leading to advances in high-def and 3-D content, smarter phones and TVs and other connected devices and machines that users normally don't associate with computers.


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