Intel Unveils 16 Next-Generation Processors, Including First Notebook Chips Built on 45nm Technology
On the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel unveils 16 new processors, including the first 45nm chips for laptops. The die shrink from 65nm to 45nm reduced the electricity consumption, which is especially beneficial for laptop users, as the battery will last longer. For the Intel Centrino line of CPUs, the new models will be the T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500 and X9000, which will all feature a 800MT/s bus speed and 6MB L2 Cache (3MB for the T8100 and T8300). For the desktop consumer mainstream market, there are also new CPUs coming out, also with the 45nm technology, with the codename "Penryn". The new CPUs are the dual cores E8190, E8200, E8400 and E8500 and the quad cores Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550. Except the Q9450 and Q9550 (12MB L2 Cache), all the processors feature 6MB L2 Cache, but all feature a 1333MT/s bus speed. Earlier than the release of these CPUs, the QX9770 will be hitting the market, being the first processor to feature a 1600MT/s bus speed, but also the Intel "Skulltrail" dual-processor platform, aimed at the extreme high-end enthusiast or media creator.