The introduction of new Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 chips coincides with the arrival of Intel’s new 32 nanometer manufacturing process, which will be used in current processors at a variety of price points. Intel has integrated graphics inside the processor.
Intel is unveiling several platform products, including more than 25 processors, wireless adapters and chipsets, including new Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, Intel 5 Series Chipsets, and Intel Centrino Wi-Fi and WiMAX adapters that include new Intel My WiFi features. More than 400 laptop and desktop PC platform designs are expected from computer makers based on these products, with another 200 expected for embedded devices.
The all new 2010 Intel Core processor family integrates graphics into mainstream PC processors. With Intel HD Graphics, the processors are said to deliver smooth high-definition (HD) video playback.
All the new wireless adapters support Intel My WiFi Technology, which allows users to turn their laptop into a virtual hotspot and directly connect wireless devices to their laptop. Intel’s new WiFi adapters (right) feature 802.11n multi-stream capabilities with dual-band support for WiFi, delivering up to 8 times greater speed while consuming less power.
Intel’s new integrated 6250 WiMAX/WiFi adapter (left) runs on 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5GHz WiMAX bands. It supports both IEEE 802.16e and 802.11a/b/g/n. Using WiMAX, it delivers up to 20 Mbps+ down, 6 Mbps uplink and over Wi–Fi, up to 300 Mbps Tx/Rx.
All of the CPUs on AMDs 2010 roadmap, says Tom’s Hardware, are extensions of the 45nm manufacturing process it employs today. We won’t see an updated micro-architecture from AMD until the arrival of 2011’s Zambezi and Llano CPUs.
Intel also announced today the launch of an Atom app store at www.intelappup.com in beta which will come pre-installed on Atom netbooks from Samsung, ASUS and Acer. It will also be available for download for Windows and Linux.
Otellini also demonstrated the LG Electronics GW990 smartphone running “Moorestown,” Intel’s next-generation platform for handhelds and smartphones. Moorestown draws half the power in active mode and up to 50 times less power in idle mode then current Atom chips. The LG GW990 offers a 4.8-inch panoramic widescreen display, multi-window UI, multitasking, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HSPA, digital compass, 3D gaming, 5MP camera, HD Video, a 1850mAh battery and possibly VoIP.
He also showcased a smartphone reference design from Aava Mobile and a tablet reference design from OpenPeak. “Moorestown” will likely be included in some WiMAX phones, scheduled to launch during the first half of the year with devices coming to market in the second half. The rumored LG WiMax phone running Windows Mobile looks like a no show (so far).
Intel’s Atom shrink (Moorestown) is getting serious competition from chipmakers Freescale (above), ARM, Marvell, TI’s OMAP, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and NVidia’s Tegra. The Next Generation Tegra, is based on Arm’s Cortex-A9 processor with GeForce graphics for HD video. They’re everywhere in Netbooks and tablets.
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