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Intel to Release Core i3, i5 ULV Processors in 2H

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Intel has confirmed plans for Core i3 and i5 ULV processors.

Many manufacturers have already announced or launched machines with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, but it looks like Intel will soon introduce more Core i3 and i5 CPUs for PC makers to work with. This time, Intel is targeting slim or ultra thin laptops.

PC World cites an Intel spokesperson that Friday confirmed that the company would soon released new, low power processors under the Core i3 and Core i5 brands. Aimed at ultra portables and ultra slim laptops, the chips are said to be less powerful than the standard-voltage Core i3 and Core i5 laptop CPUs.

Stephen Smith, VP and director of PC client operations says the new processors will be made using the latest 32-nanometer manufacturing process and will integrate the CPU and graphics processor inside a single package, which could improve graphics performance while drawing less power. Expect to see laptops featuring these chips in the second half of this year.

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    jarnail24 , May 11, 2010 1:01 AM
    I have an atom and it lasts an 8 hour flight. If this last me atleast 6 without lagging like the p.o.s. atom I'll take it. I need battery life but a little performance definitely wouldn't hurt.
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    IronRyan21 , May 11, 2010 12:59 AM
    Actually these products have been delayed for awhile, they were supposed to be released in 1H. Don't slow down intel!
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    jarnail24 , May 11, 2010 1:01 AM
    I have an atom and it lasts an 8 hour flight. If this last me atleast 6 without lagging like the p.o.s. atom I'll take it. I need battery life but a little performance definitely wouldn't hurt.
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    lauxenburg , May 11, 2010 1:02 AM
    Yes more overpriced Macbook Airs! My favorite!
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    WR2 , May 11, 2010 1:12 AM
    Looking forward to seeing the reviews and benchmarks!
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    burnley14 , May 11, 2010 1:13 AM
    I'll take one in a 13" Asus.
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    zaznet , May 11, 2010 1:36 AM
    New processors that are slower... I understand it's for power consumption, but it's a downgrade for system performance and doesn't seem a step in the right direction with existing low power options already on the market. Unless of course this thing blows away the Atom in performance and can match power consumption. We'll see.
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    someguynamedmatt , May 11, 2010 1:47 AM
    Hmm... sounds like Intel is trying to get back the market share AMD is starting to get in the laptop sector... this should be interesting. I still think a good AMD processor can beat whatever is about to come out in price/performance, just because of the surely reduced performance of these to save on power, and the guaranteed Intel i5/i7 price premium...

    Just my two cents...
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    JohnnyLucky , May 11, 2010 2:30 AM
    Can't blame them for trying to cover niche markets. Not sure I would name the new processors Core i3 and i5.
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    1st duke of marlborough , May 11, 2010 2:31 AM
    Hmm, seems to me AMD already makes good CPU's that require much less than their Intel counterparts...Let's see if Intel can step up their game!
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    liquidsnake718 , May 11, 2010 2:41 AM
    crackbook air using a macos is nothing more than a glorified and overpriced netbook With steriods. Its as light but wider and obviously has a superior processor at about 6 times the price
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    HansVonOhain , May 11, 2010 2:42 AM
    HMM, Acer Time line 14 inch laptop with aluminum finish and this processor? That is just BA.
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    Zinosys , May 11, 2010 3:56 AM
    Well, that's a good thing. The Atom really wasn't made for computers, until companies thought of the idea of putting them into netbooks. They're not really meant to run a full-blown OS without lagging. :( 

    So, if these ULV chips offer better performance and good battery life, that's a good thing. Since they'll be 32nm, that definitely won't hurt at all either. :) 
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    anamaniac , May 11, 2010 5:12 AM
    I wonder what kind of 10W chips (excluding GPU) they can pump out with a slightly more mature 32nm fab.
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    cmcghee358 , May 11, 2010 7:16 AM
    /yawn

    I personally expect more performance from Intel. Leave the lower power/lower performance to AMD!
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    netsql , May 11, 2010 8:37 AM
    Ha, ha. We will integrate GPU says Intell.
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    xizel , May 11, 2010 12:46 PM
    loce to see one of these with Optimus in it :) 
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    banthracis , May 11, 2010 1:19 PM
    1st duke of marlboroughHmm, seems to me AMD already makes good CPU's that require much less than their Intel counterparts...Let's see if Intel can step up their game!


    It's the opposite actually. AMD CPU's use far more power than Intel counterparts. This is primarily due to die size, 32 nm in Intel 42 in AMD.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-clarkdale-core-i5-661,2514-15.html

    AMD hasn't held the efficiency crown since the Pentium 4 era.