Intel Clarkable, Arrandale CPUs range has 27 new CPUs; to roll out this month

January 8, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


Intel has officially released its latest dual and quad core Clarkable and Arrandale CPUs. The unveiling of these desktop and laptop CPUs comes as a major blow to AMD which has been eating into the Intel market share for a while now. Intel, with these launches, has brought to the market as many as 27 different chips and seven individual chipsets.

The launch also means that Intel has effectively incorporated properties such as smaller motherboard form factors, lower power consumption, and better cooling for the integrated chips. The advantages would include advanced optimizations for HD playback and new supported features such as picture-and-picture Blu-ray capabilities and dual-monitor support via HDMI or DisplayPort connections. And, these are just a few features a customers would have in their PCs and laptops post-roll out by the fag end of this month.

Both Clarkdale and Arrandale processors come with features like lower power consumption than previous Intel CPUs, combination of speedy discrete graphics and a low power overhead improves laptop gaming performance. What is unique about the Arrandale range of CPUs is that the chips would be able to switch between integrated and discrete graphics in a jiffy.

Likely to come somewhat cheap, the Clarkdale and Arrandale CPUs be seen as rivaling the prices and performances of Intel’s own Core i7 processors.

(Via PCWorld)

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