Intel slims down Cores for thinner laptops
May 25, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Angel)
" Intel announced six new 32nm processors intended for
ultra-thin laptops. Topped by the Core i7-660UM, with a clock speed
of 1.33GHz and "TurboBoost" frequency of 2.4GHz, the CPUs will be
available next month in devices from Acer, Asus, Gateway, and
Lenovo, the chipmaker says.
"Intel's new 32nm CPUs are part of the company's CULV (consumer
ultra low voltage) line, intended for thin-and-light laptops that
cost more than netbooks, but typically offer extended battery life
and better performance. The new chips are intended to replace parts
such as the Core 2 Duo-based SU7300, which has a 1.3GHz clock speed
and a 10 Watt TDP.
"Promised in January when Intel unleashed a bevy of new Core
CPUs, the new CULV versions do not include any major technological
surprises. They once again use the chipmaker's 32nm process, which
includes second-generation high-k metal gate transistors, and the
i5/i7 parts feature Turbo Boost technology, allowing clock speed to
be bumped up temporarily in response to workload."