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Intel today unveiled sixteen new processors, but fails to set an actual street date for quad-core offerings

At the International 2008 Consumer Electronics Show Intel today unveiled 16 new processors, all of which are constructed on the company’s 45nm node. The new processor now brings the number of 45nm Intel processors, including server, desktop, and mobile chips, to 32.  

Of the 16 processors launched today, five are mobile chips, four are server chips and the remaining seven processors are desktop chips.  The new chips offer lower power consumption along with higher performance.

Included in the announcement today are Intel’s first 45nm mobile chips for its Centrino mobile platform. The company states that the new chips are 25% smaller than previous models, making them easier to integrate into mobile devices.

Asus and Foxconn roadmaps indicate Apple will announce a new portable computing device based on these 45nm mobile processors next week.

Intel differentiates the launch date of its three 45-nm Core 2 Quad chips from its Core 2 Duo offerings and does not specifically state the Core 2 Quad processors will launch in January. Instead, the company labels the launch dates of the three quad-core chips as Q1, indicating that Intel delayed availability of its Core 2 Quad desktop processors to either February or March.

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claimed Intel relaxed its launch date on 45nm Core 2 Quad to prolong the life of its nearly competitionless 65nm Core 2 Quad. 

Intel adamantly denied this allegation, though the company could not provide any alternative explanation for the delay either.



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performance?
By Screwballl on 1/8/2008 10:42:57 AM , Rating: 1
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The new chips offer lower power consumption along with higher performance.


all real and unbiased benchmarking of these new processors only show a 2-5% performance gain in any real world usage and use 2-8% less power. I believe they are working on them conservatively and the second spin/generation of these 45nm MIGHT have a real impact.

The thing is these 45nm are a step forward, not a step up like some may be claiming. the step up will come with the 32nm procs.




RE: performance?
By AlvinCool on 1/8/2008 10:46:51 AM , Rating: 2
Well I got a symphony water cooler just dyin to get latched onto one of these 45nm chips. I'd like to use an Asus Maximus Extreme that has water cooling for the MB built onto it. If it runs stable with that setup at 4ghz I consider it money well spent


RE: performance?
By Captain Orgazmo on 1/8/2008 8:19:27 PM , Rating: 2
From some of the the preliminary testing I have seen, the new 45nm quad cores can run at near 4GHz on air cooling, nevermind water, and the dual cores' overclocking ability is only limited by whatever you can get the fsb clock to run at. Just wait until Nehalem with the integrated mem controller... 5GHz+ ?


RE: performance?
By PlasmaBomb on 1/8/2008 11:08:57 AM , Rating: 2
Xbitlabs has the new E8XXX series using about a third less power than the E6XXX series.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel...


RE: performance?
By TomZ on 1/8/2008 11:38:36 AM , Rating: 3
The comparison between the E8xxxx and X2 6400+ is pretty laughable, since the E8xxxx outperforms the X2 by a very wide margin while only around 85-90% less power during idle and 70-75% less power during full load. Kind of an unfair comparison if you ask me.


RE: performance?
By Screwballl on 1/8/2008 1:11:25 PM , Rating: 2
no one said anything about AMD... comparing these new Intels to the existing Core2Duos... this is where my 3-5% numbers came in....


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