Intel Demonstrates Arrandale Running WinZip

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • apache_lives
    Who uses winzip anymore?
  • rcarm
    Who the hell uses Winzip?
  • kageryu
    *facepalm* I guess no one informed them that old program is old.
  • precariousgray
    Hell uses WinZip, who the?
  • JasonAkkerman
    WinRAR FTW
  • radiowars
    "the newer technology is faster – surprise, surprise"
    What? I thought they were going to try and make it slower. That's disappointing.
  • Honis
    I thought there was enough news today to warrant skipping the obvious...

    Next article: Intels 486 can't handle h.264 decoding.
  • IzzyCraft
    JasonAkkermanWinRAR FTWWhy 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.
  • 7amood
    the new player sux >.< I can't seek I have to wait for it to fully load...
  • nforce4max
    That is like buying a 5870 2gb with the six mini display ports just to play tetris and carmageddon.