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Intel Demonstrates Arrandale Running WinZip

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New chips are faster than old chips. That's progress for you.

Now that we know Intel  is well on its way for Westmere production, we should soon expect 32nm-based Clarkdale for desktops and Arrandale for notebooks.

With Clarksfield with Nehalem architecture is now here for high-end Core i7 notebooks, the Core 2 Duo's days are numbered as it slowly slips down the charts. The 32nm Arrandale will be a replacement for the Core 2 Duo, with some expecting the new chip to arrive with Core i3 branding.

We can expect dual-cores with Arrandale, but there will be Hyper-Threading technology, giving it the ability to act as four logical cores. With the addition of HT and other architectural improvements brought about by Nehalem, notebooks based on Arrandale will be significantly faster than those built off of Core 2 Duo. There will also be on-chip graphics, which, love it or hate it, will make things easier for OEMs to design smaller systems. The only question is if you can wait until 2010 for those to arrive.

We've captured a video from the Intel Developer Forum showcasing some of Arrandale's performance advantages. It's nothing too groundbreaking (the newer technology is faster – surprise, surprise), but at least you get to see it up and running... WinZip.

IDF 2009: Arrandale Notebooks

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    apache_lives , September 24, 2009 11:00 PM
    Who uses winzip anymore?
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    kageryu , September 24, 2009 11:03 PM
    *facepalm* I guess no one informed them that old program is old.
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    rcarm , September 24, 2009 11:01 PM
    Who the hell uses Winzip?
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  • 20 Hide
    apache_lives , September 24, 2009 11:00 PM
    Who uses winzip anymore?
  • 16 Hide
    rcarm , September 24, 2009 11:01 PM
    Who the hell uses Winzip?
  • 16 Hide
    kageryu , September 24, 2009 11:03 PM
    *facepalm* I guess no one informed them that old program is old.
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    precariousgray , September 24, 2009 11:03 PM
    Hell uses WinZip, who the?
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    JasonAkkerman , September 24, 2009 11:04 PM
    WinRAR FTW
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    radiowars , September 24, 2009 11:05 PM
    "the newer technology is faster – surprise, surprise"
    What? I thought they were going to try and make it slower. That's disappointing.
  • 8 Hide
    Honis , September 24, 2009 11:15 PM
    I thought there was enough news today to warrant skipping the obvious...

    Next article: Intels 486 can't handle h.264 decoding.
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    IzzyCraft , September 24, 2009 11:30 PM
    JasonAkkermanWinRAR FTW

    Why would you use winrar when you have 7-zip, peazip and other totally free great performing arching guis or newer ones like nanozip with amazing compression raitos.
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    7amood , September 24, 2009 11:50 PM
    the new player sux >.< I can't seek I have to wait for it to fully load...
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    nforce4max , September 24, 2009 11:51 PM
    That is like buying a 5870 2gb with the six mini display ports just to play tetris and carmageddon.
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    Kl2amer , September 25, 2009 12:07 AM
    or to just play crysis.

    i crack myself up....
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    apache_lives , September 25, 2009 12:11 AM
    nforce4maxThat is like buying a 5870 2gb with the six mini display ports just to play tetris and carmageddon.


    I can winzip carmageddon finally with my Arrandale chip!

    woooo carmageddon
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    IzzyCraft , September 25, 2009 12:22 AM
    why waste it on tetris when you can play rouge.
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    Major7up , September 25, 2009 12:58 AM
    While I have not used Winzip in a while, the last time I did use it was to make a self extracting archive. Also, some people just like it, for whatever reason...like my Grandma who also can't let go of AOL's software even though she hasn't had AOL in years.
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    socrates047 , September 25, 2009 2:55 AM
    unlike amd they still dont have a tangible mascot, horray for amd's spider and dragon platform. lol
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    Anonymous , September 25, 2009 8:18 AM
    i think you all misunderstood the purpose of WinZip for the demo here. The Arrandale is showcasing here it's new AES-NI instructions which is used in the WinZip with encryption demo. If you use WinzIP or any other program that does some encryption, you will see performance drops.
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    pbrigido , September 25, 2009 11:16 AM
    ooh ooh! I can answer this. The Intel Developer Forum uses WinZip!!!

    What did I win???
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    Manos , September 25, 2009 11:28 AM
    Noone used that one was running on XP and the other on a x64 win 7? lol what a joke.
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    Ehsan w , September 25, 2009 1:41 PM
    pbrigidoooh ooh! I can answer this. The Intel Developer Forum uses WinZip!!! What did I win???


    you won brains, that's what
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    itadakimasu , September 25, 2009 1:53 PM
    LAWL.... somebody buying a system just to play crysis...

    That anti-theft capability is pretty sweet. I bet somebody will be anxious to get into the inner workings of that and see if they're able to remotely kill people's computers.
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