Intel Corp, which unveiled a new line of computer processors today, is packing more performance, feature and energy savings into its chips to help power a variety of laptops and desktops and other devices.
The chips, called the 2010 Intel Core family of processors, are being made through the company’s new 32 nanometer manufacturing process.
The chips will be “available immediately at virtually every PC price point,” according to Intel architecture executive Sean Maloney. He says the chips adapt to an individual’s needs.
“They become energy efficient to the point of shutting down processing cores or reducing power consumption to provide performance when people need it, and energy efficient when they don’t,” he says.
The company says it expects more than 400 laptop and desktop PC platform designs from computer makers based on the new products, with another 200 for embedded devices.
The chips are meant to deliver “smart” performance for mainstream applications, including music, gaming, movies, videos and social networking, among others.
One advance in the chips, called Intel Turbo Boost Technology, increases performance depending on the workload placed on the chip.
Another technology, called Hyper-Threading, allows “smart” multi-tasking to provide better performance along with energy efficiency.
The Intel Core processors also integrate graphics processing, a first for mainstream PC processors. Benefits include enhanced video. Sound capabilities in the chip also allow for advance stereo playback.