Jesus, how many updates will Intel give us...
|Earlier today, we revealed to you a new Intel Core i5-950, two new Intel Core i7's, and a whole list of 32nm Intel Core i3's and i5's. However, Intel likes to surprise us. Now, they have revealed seven 32nm Core i5, i7 mobile processors, debuting in Q1 2010...and a couple other surprises.|
These processors will be appearing early next year with the Core i5's and Core i3's. They are called "Arrandale" and are targeted for "laptops in both the low-voltage, thin'n'light and more standard notebook designs". Additionally, they will have the Core i5 and Core i7 branding.
ULV (ultra low voltage) Core i7's will run at 1.06 GHz and 1.20 GHz, and auto-overclock to 2.13 GHz and 2.26 GHz, if thermal conditions are right. Intel sets the envelope at 18W - 10 W of standard speed. Additionally, these chips will have 4MB of L3 cache and support 800 MHz DDR3 memory. In addition, Hyperthreading will double their logical core to four.
There will also be two LV (low voltage) Core i7's with a standard TPD of 17W, and 25W when auto-overclocked. The DDR3 speeds will also be upped to 1066 MHz. The two will run at 2 GHz and 2.13 GHz, and, if needed, will auto-overclock up to 2.80 GHz and 2.93 GHz. Hyperthreading will also double their logical core to four.
There will also be a standard Core i7 mobile processor, with speeds of 2.66 GHz and an incredible maximum auto-overclock speed of 3.33 GHz, extending the TDP from its standard 25W to 35W. It will have 4MB of L3 cache, and like its brothers, will also have Hyperthreading, doubling its logical core to four. Memory runs up to 1066 MHz.
In addition to the Core i7's, there will be two Core i5's that will have the same TDP range and memory clock frequency as the 2.66 GHz i7. However, they'll have lower standard and overclocked core speeds - 2.4 GHz and 2.53 Ghz; capable of auto-overclocking to 2.93 GHz and 3.06 Ghz. Additionally, the i5's will only have 3MB of L3 cache.
There is also at least one Arrandale-based dual-core mobile Celeron processor, but that won't be appearing until Q2 2010.
Not all of these Arrandales will feature an integrated graphics core. However, we don't know which ones listed will have it. Of course, they will all have a PCI-Express connector able to connect directly to an external GPU.
And for you other computer enthusiasts, there will also be true quad-core Intel mobile processors. They are the i7-720QM, the i7-820QM and the i7-920XM, running at standard/overclock speeds of 1.6/2.8GHz, 1.73/3.06GHz and 2.0/3.2GHz, respectively. All will have 8MB of L3 cache and like the Core i7 920, 940, and 965, they will have Hyperthreading, doubling its logical core to EIGHT. Eight threads on a laptop...that's something to wrap your mind around for a bit. Expect them very soon, in Q4 2009.
And for those of you incredibly hungry, laptop enthusiasts waiting for the 32nm version of the three 45nm quad-core Intel mobile processors, don't wait. They probably won't appear until Q4 2010.
Well, that's the third news post we did today on Intel's new processors. We're not expecting to get anymore, but if we do, we'll keep you guys posted.