Intel Core i3/Core i5 Clarkdale Details And Prices

Intel should benefit from ESC, which will be held in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, 2010, to launch Clarkdale, the first chip using a new process to 32 nm. As the first representative of the Westmere architecture, this chip contains according to the pace of innovation pendulum (tick tock) CPU derived from the Nehalem architecture, which confined it for a fine etching of 45 nm.

An e-tailer has also revealed the latest details on future CPUs based on this chip, including the frequencies of the GPU.

The first Clarkdale are as planned with six double cores.

The i5 650 Core, Core i5 660 and Core i5 670 show respectively a native frequency of 3.20, 3.33 and 3.46 GHz, which can increase to 3.46, 3.60 and 3.73 GHz turbo mode if all cores were not solicited. The core logic are also lined through the function called Simultaneous multithreading (or MTS, formerly hyperthreading). They appear to pre-order in about 130, 140 and 200 euros.

In entry level, the Core i3 530 and 540 clocked at 2.93 and 3.06 GHz are devoid of function called SMT, so they have as many hearts as logical physical and denied the turbo mode. They are in turn offered to about 85 and 100 euros.

These five processors, known for now it hardware acceleration supports for decoding high definition video, like the GMA 4500MHD. It is clocked at 733 MHz against 400 to 533 MHz for the latter. The top five processors also show the same TDP of 73 W.

The Core i5 661, sixth and last Clarkdale, finally takes the key specifications of the Core i5 660, which it is derived as. It is distinguished by its GPU clocked at 900 MHz and its TDP logically pointed to 87 W. Sold at the same price as the 660, it would for example run World of Warcraft maximum quality and 1920 × 1200 pixels at 30 fps.


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