32nm Core i3 and Core i5 Processors Pre-Order
Intel is expected to debut a new line of mainstream 32nm processors known under codename 'Clarkdale', the new CPUs will be aimed at the desktop PC segment and will complement the chip maker's Core i5 and Core i7 lines of products. As it seems now some of these processors are listed for pre-order at some European retailers.
HPM-Computer German website, the new Intel processor lineup will include the Core i3 530 and 540 models, as well as the Core i5 650, 660, 661, and 670, all of which will be featured with Hyper-Threading, 4MB of L3 cache and support for dual-channel DDR3-1333 memory.
As far as pricing goes, the new models will range from 103.90 Euro up to 252.90 Euro, providing differentiations in CPU and GPU clock speeds, as well as TDP. From the six new models, the Core i5 661 has the highest GPU clock, at 900MHz and the highest TDP, of 87W. Meanwhile, the i5 670 model comes with the highest CPU core, of 3.46GHz, while the TDP stays at 73W, like the rest of the other CPUs.
The processors should be released in January 2010, the new Intel desktop CPUs have been designed to incorporate a GPU and a CPU core in the same processor. Designed on the company's new 32nm manufacturing process, the new chips are expected to replace the company's current line of mainstream processors, ultimately replacing the older Core 2 Duo family of processors. Check the thumbnails.