Recently Intel got blamed of an AntiTrust by FTC for making monopolizing market innovation.
Without any disruption, Intel has revealed its plans for new products to be unveiled at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Intel plans to debut 27 new components, including 17 new processors. They include two notable integrated processors for desktops and notebooks PCs. Both use a 45 nm graphics and memory controller die paired with a 32 nm dual-core x86 die in a single package. The new chips are designed to cover the entire spectrum and bring the Nehalem architecture throughout the company’s product line. Among the new products will be new Core i5 and Core i3 chips to complement the high end Core i7 line.
The Core i3 chips will provide the basic advantages of the Nehalem architecture for low-end users, while the Core i5 chips will feature the Turbo Boost feature and focus on users who perform more demanding tasks such as video or photo editing. On the Graphics side, Intel is also planning to update its onboard graphics and sound platforms. The GMA graphics platform will be rebranded as Intel HD Graphics, and will be offered on all of the company’s new dual-core systems along with improved onboard sound systems. Intel expects to have OEMs showing systems using its latest 32 nm processors. It will also provide details on 27 new chips for 2010 including an upgraded Wi-Fi/WiMax combo chip and several chip sets.
The graphics core is an upgrade of Intel’s 4 series, a 65 nm chip used in Intel’s north bridge PC chip sets.
“We have two 32 nm fabs running and are in high volume production to supply OEMs,” said Stephen Smith, director of PC client operations at Intel. “That’s our single largest investment in the company,” he added, noting Intel has two more fabs gearing up for 32 nm technology.
Intel Onboard graphics systems have long been declared “LAME” by users for their low performance and limited abilities, but Intel claims that the latest systems are far more advanced, and capable of running more demanding tasks and supporting new standards such as Blu-ray playback.
The graphics are definitely going to be lame for Gamers/professionals, on the contrary, it might serve a “Normal user” well.