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Intel Officially Launches 32nm Core i3, i5, i7

We've been talking about the new Intel Nehalem CPU architecture for a couple of years now, and finally it’s made its way through the mainstream portions of the chip giant's lineup.

Today at CES, Intel officially unveiled all details regarding its Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 offerings. The introduction of new chips coincides with the arrival of Intel's new 32 nm manufacturing process and integration high-definition graphics inside the processor.

Intel is unveiling several platform products, including more than 25 processors, wireless adapters and chipsets, including new Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, Intel 5 Series Chipsets, and Centrino Wi-Fi and WiMAX adapters that include new My WiFi features. More than 400 laptop and desktop PC platform designs are expected from computer makers based on these products, with another 200 expected for embedded devices.

"For the first time, there's a new family of Intel processors with the industry's most advanced technology available immediately at virtually every PC price point," said Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. "These smart processors adapt to an individual's needs, automatically providing a ‘boost' of performance for everyday applications. They become energy efficient to the point of shutting down processing cores or reducing power consumption to provide performance when people need it, and energy efficient when they don't."

Check out the charts below for a full makeup of what Intel's got going on, or Intel's page for more information.

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  • still no quad cores for around 100 bucks no thank you
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  • fazers_on_stun
    ^ Right - wish Intel would release the i7-930 on 32nm, not 45nm..
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  • hunter315
    amd still has the lower price points, though i would like to see a comparison of the two i3's against the Athlon II x4 and the Phenom II x2 as they are priced similarly and im curious if intels cheaper models can maintain good performance or if they are so much cheaper that they fall short of their direct AMD competition.
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  • Damn... i hope my buyer wont see this news... or he wont buy my used e7400 for 120$ lol
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  • alvine
    meh im happy with my q6600@3.4gz and i wont be upgrading till 2011
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  • cybrcatter
    Yessir, we are getting mighty close to the physical threshold.
    Can you feel it, slowly creeping behind you?
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  • caparc
    I'm writing this on a well used 3 year old Dell D820 with a Core 2 2.00Ghz processor and discrete graphics. More speed would be nice but the machine has gotten the job done. I vowed I wouldn't consider a new machine until a whole new generation of processors appeared. Now it's the same familiar problem, how to figure out the differences between what I've got and the new stuff.
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  • htoonthura
    what is the socket type for these new processors? 1156?
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  • tortnotes
    They're calling the top-end dual cores i7 now? Sad.
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  • JasonAkkerman
    caparcI'm writing this on a well used 3 year old Dell D820 with a Core 2 2.00Ghz processor and discrete graphics. More speed would be nice but the machine has gotten the job done. I vowed I wouldn't consider a new machine until a whole new generation of processors appeared. Now it's the same familiar problem, how to figure out the differences between what I've got and the new stuff.

    4.5 year old Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 939, with an upgraded 8800GTX. This thing has only recently started to show its age. Dragon Age @ 1920x1200 with everything turned up was stuttering a bit (okay, more then a bit).

    Perhaps 2010 is the year to upgrade. I got my tax return burning a hole in my pocket and I don't even have it yet. I sure would like to see Fermi come out before I make some decisions though.
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