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Intel 32nm Clarkdale and Arrandale Processor Preview

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News Posted: Thu, Sep 24 2009 8:08 PM

Intel 32nm Clarkdale & Arrandale CPU PreviewAlthough Intel talked about their upcoming 32nm Westmere-based processors at IDF, and even showed off a few demos of the next-gen core at work right on stage, we still got in some private face-time with a few Intel reps and engineers in a closed door session to glean a few more details.

A couple of the items we saw firsthand were Intel's upcoming Clarkdale (not to be confused with Clarksfield) and Arrandale processors. If you're unfamiliar with Clarkdale and Arrandale, they are upcoming mainstream desktop and mobile processor offerings based on the Nehalem microarchitecture, manufactured on Intel's 32nm process node.

Like other Nehalem derivatives, Clarkdale and Arrandale will feature Intel Turbo Boost and HyperThreading technologies, but they'll also sport on-processor graphics and hardware acceleration for AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)...

Intel 32nm Clarkdale and Arrandale Processor Preview

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Looks like a cool little chip. I am still not convinced this is that much better than on motherboard solutions, but we will see how it all plays out.

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Bob on the cob, agreed. 50%+ higher than the current X4500HD is still not good enough. Intel needs to stop playing around and build a decent integrated solution. If AMD can release a half way decent HD3200 two years, so should intel.

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