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Intel unveils no less than 16 new processors

by Parm Mann on 7 January 2008, 16:43

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Looks set to be a busy quarter for Intel

HEXUS CES 2008 coverage


When Intel say it's got 16 new processors on the way, you might imagine it means in the next year or so. Well, in fact, nine of the new lineup annouced at CES will be available this month and the other seven will follow this quarter!

All 16 take advantage of the company's new transistor formula and 45nm manufacturing process. Significantly, the new line-up sees Intel 45nm CPUs finally make their way into notebooks in the form of five mobile processors. Boosts in performance, reduced power consumption and better battery life are just some of the claimed advantages.

With the 45nm manufacturing process, the new chips are said to be up to 25 per cent smaller then previous versions and Intel claims that computer makers can use these smaller CPUs to create stylish all-in-one desktop PCs and sleeker notebooks.

A key feature with all of these processors is Intel HD Boost (formerly known as SSE4). This is claimed to 'deliver up to 70 per cent higher performance when encoding high definition footage'. Even the quad-core processors are aimed at enthusiasts and a majority of them carry 12MiB caches.

There are so many processors to describe, we've taken the liberty of using a handy little table provided by Intel. Feast your eyes on this:

Processor Name
Cores / Threads
CPU Clock Speed
Cache Size
Bus Speed
1 Ku Price (US$)
Availability
Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2 / 2 2.80GHz 6MiB shared L2 800 MT/s $851 January
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 / 2 2.60GHz 6MiB shared L2 800 MT/s $530 January
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2 / 2 2.50GHz 6MiB shared L2 800 MT/s $316 January
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2 / 2 2.40GHz 3MiB shared L2 800 MT/s $241 January
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2 / 2 2.10GHz 3MiB shared L2 800 MT/s $209 January
Quad-core Intel Xeon X3360 4 / 4 2.83GHz 12MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $530 Q1 2008
Quad-core Intel Xeon X3350 4 / 4 2.66GHz 12MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $316 Q1 2008
Quad-core Intel Xeon X3320 4 / 4 2.50GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $266 Q1 2008
Quad-core Intel Xeon E3110 2 / 2 3GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $188 Q1 2008
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 4 / 4 2.83GHz 12MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $530 Q1 2008
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 4 / 4 2.66GHz 12MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $316 Q1 2008
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 4 / 4 2.50GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $266 Q1 2008
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 2 / 2 3.16GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $266 January
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 2 / 2 3 GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $183 January
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2 / 2 2.66GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $163 January
Intel Core 2 Duo E8190 2 / 2 2.66GHz 6MiB shared L2 1333 MT/s $163 January

Note: Processor numbers beginning with 'T' are mobile dual-core variants, those with 'Q' are desktop quad-core variants and 'E' models are desktop dual-core variants.

Commenting on the new CPUs, Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the mobile platforms group at Intel said, "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."

Official press release: Intel Unveils 16 Next-Generation Processors, Including First Notebook Chips Built on 45nm Technology

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Where is the quad core notebook chip :S
I wonder who will be first in UK to stock the E8400 and how much of a rip off (sorry, “price premium”) we will be asked to pay! :confused:
beat me to it! git ;)
mmmmmmmm
Oooh, maybe it's finally time for me to upgrade my aging CPU, mobo, and ram :D

I hope these are relatively inexpensive or the price of current ones drop a little.

I'm stingy like that ^_^