Intel’s 2010 release map for the desktop already circulates on the Internet. The news is as expected, with the international press highlighting, as protagonists, the new 32 nanos integration technology and the Clarkdale models.
The arrival of the Core i5 “S”, i3 and i9 “Gulftown” concentrate most of the attention.
The new sub-brand for the Core i5 will use the “S” designation dropping the TDP (Termal Design Power) from 95W to 82W, which means that they will require less cooling, will be quieter and will have a lower consumption.
Based on Clarkdale technology, Core i3s will include HyperThreading support, but will not have a Turbo Boost function, initially appearing in the Core i3 530 (2.93 GHz) and Core i3 540 (3.06 GHz) “versions”.
For the second quarter of the year, the arrival of six core cores, Core i9, is expected, known by the code name “Gulftown”, the most powerful models in the series, but also the most expensive.
It is also planned to launch Core i5 microprocessors with two cores, which will be added to the offer of four cores. The Core i5 660, for example, will range from 3.33 GHz to 3.6 GHz, while the clock speed of the Core i5 650 will range from 3.2 GHz to 3.46 GHz.