Intel reveals more details about the Core i5 processors and shows a glimpse into the future for a smaller production process for its processors.
The Core i5 Series is the replacement of the Core 2 Duo series and the current Core 2 Quad series. The processors in the new series will use the Lynnfield core and a new 1156 pin socket, which means there will of course be no compatibility with the Core i7 processors that use 1366 pins and is intended for performance enthusiasts.
Intel is talking about the first three models, all of which will be quadruple, and have a third-party cache size (L3) of 8. The processors will contain a built-in memory controller in the processor that supports dual-channel configuration with DDR3 memory, at 1066 MHz or 1333 MHz. The weakest model in the series will display a clock frequency of 2.66 GHz, above which are the other two models with clock frequencies of 2.8 GHz and 2.93 GHz.
The three models will support Hyper Threading technology that simulates one logical core on each physical core, bringing us to a total of 8 cores. The processors will support a relatively new technology, which we first discovered in the Nehalem architecture, the Turbo Boost technology, which will increase the core frequency (single) in models up to 3.2 GHz, 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz respectively .
The exposed processor
The Core i5 series, which will be produced in a 45 nanometer lithograph and will benefit from a heat envelope (TDP) of 95 watts, designs Intel To display in October (after it had previously postponed its release), when, unexpectedly, images of processors with a production process of 32 nm have the same architecture as the Core i5 and Core i7 series.
The exposed processor uses the core of Clarkdale, which presents the Nehalem architecture with a smaller, refreshing refinement: from the addition of an SSE instruction set (which offers improvement in the various multimedia applications), improved data security, and increased power consumption and heat emission.
The processor exposed on the network comes in a clock frequency of 2.4 GHz, 4 megabytes of third level cache (L3), and has a graphical core built into the processor itself. Besides this initial exposure, Intel Programmers to display the processors only after the launch of the series -core i5, which means that processors with a new production process will only be released next year.
But let's talk about the relevant to us, and this is the three models that will be unveiled towards the end of the year. Prices of the three models core i5 will be about 200, 280 and 560 for the leading model.