PORTLAND, Ore. Intel Corp. plans to unveil more than a dozen 32-nanometer "Westmere" processorsincluding those code-named "Clarksdale" for desktops PCs and "Arrandale" for laptopslater this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), according to a report by The Inquirer, a London-based IT news site.
The announcement is set to precede Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini's keynote speech at CES, scheduled for Thursday (Jan. 7), according to reports.
The new Core i3, i5 and i7 chips will include new peripherals on-chip, including graphics processors and hyper-threading capabilities. Some of the high-end processors will also include Intel's new Turbo Boost capability that allows one core to be overclocked for short periods to provide a burst of speed for short periods before being throttled back to prevent overheating.
The seven Clarkdale chips to be announced at CES will range speed from 2.8GHz and 3.5GHz and the 11 Arrandale processors will range from 2.1GHz and 2.7GHz, according to reports. All chips will include on-chip graphics processing of various capabilities, cast in 45-nm, instead of compatibility with the long rumored Larrabee graphics processor unit (GPU) that was cancelled earlier this year.