Intel debuts Nehalem mobile chips

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Intel has introduced two Nehalem-based processors for the mobile market. According to Dadi Perlmutter, the chips - formerly codenamed "Clarksfield" - provide the "best" laptop experience for high-end gaming, digital media applications and multi-threaded software.

"With intelligent features like turbo boost technology, hyper-threading technology and others, Intel has revolutionized the laptop PC processor, delivering performance when you need it, energy efficiency when you don't," said Perlmutter. "For the first time, mobile users can choose a laptop that delivers Internet-server like speed, right in their laps for the most demanding tasks, from intense gaming to digital video editing and social media applications."


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Perlmutter explained that turbo boost technology accelerates the processor clock speed up to 75 percent to match workloads, while advanced hyper-threading faciliates improved peformance on highly threaded applications. The mobile processors also include two-channel DDR3 1333 MHz memory support and full 1x16 or 2x8 PCI Express 2.0 graphics.

In addition, Perlmutter commented on the Nehalem-based Arrandale platform, which is expected to feature a 32nm processor, along with a 45nm graphic  chipset. He also showcased a "concept" laptop known as Tangent Bay, which included three, touch enabled mini-screens located above the keyboard and under the primary screen.

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Finally, Perlmutter spoke about the progression of Intel's mobile processors, which began with Menlow, continued with Moorestown and evolved into Medfield - which is slated for release sometime in 2011.