Intel Core i3, mobile Core i5 processors coming January 7

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  1. nycknicks105

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    Intel Core i3, mobile Core i5 processors coming January 7


    By Joanna Stern [​IMG] posted Dec 17th 2009 4:10PM

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    Intel's Arrandale chips haven't been the best-kept secret around, and today Chipzilla made'em official: the Core i3 and mobile Core i5 will launch on January 7, and we'd guess a bunch of new machines come along for the ride. Although thedesktop Lynnfield Core i5 is a quad-core, both the new Core i3 and mobile Core i5 are dual-core -- and in a first for Intel, both of the new chips have anintegrated GPU core that's being branded "Intel HD Graphics." The new GPU is supposedly good enough for "high-end" HTPC use, butmanufacturers can add switchable discrete GPUs, so don't fret too much. Both Arrandale chips have Intel's latest hyperthreading tech, and the mobile i5also has the Turbo Boost core-overclocking feature found in the desktop i5 and i7, which redirects power to a single core to boost performance when needed.

    We got to see a few Core i3 and i5 laptops and desktops in action at Intel's pre-CES briefing today, although we didn't get to run any tests. Themobile Core i5 systems on display were doing a fine job running Call of Duty 4, while the scaled-down Core i3 rigs were playing Blu-ray movies and World ofWarcraft -- not a bad demo, but we'll let you know when we see some real numbers.
     
  2. jch3

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    Good looks. I am still running a Duo because I don't have any applications that need a processor THAT good.
     
  3. alchemist iq

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    great news, i'll mark my calendar and save some chips. hope asus uses the i5
     
  4. sole vintage

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    i believe the the i9 will be released a week later six 2.8GHz cores [​IMG]
     
  5. SVNTI

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    Nice. [​IMG]

    Good thing you waited... (right?)
     
  6. alchemist iq

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    The i9 is actually the xeon. Intel is just renaming them for clarification.
     
  7. sigmakidownz

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    [​IMG] technology grows fast. I remember being stoked on having a Pentium 4 [​IMG]
     
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  9. sole vintage

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    thanks i couldn't remember if it was
     
  10. mez 0ne

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    I'm good with my i7 for a while. [​IMG]
     
  11. throwedindagame

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    integrated GPU?

    Intel is going hard at Nvidia and ATI.
     
  12. shatterkneesinc

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    its just an dedicated chip on the same die of the cpu.

    amd/ati was the first to come up with that concept (fusion)
    and amd/ati actually has real GPU technology to make their product relevant.
    intel GPUs are horrible, and their highly anticipated larrabee project was canceled.