Intel could launch Arrandale, its upcoming 32-nanometer processor line, as soon as January of next year, according to a Digitimes report.
Citing sources from various “notebook players,” Digitimes claims that the chip giant will launch the Core i5-520M, Core i5-430M, Core i3-350M, and Core i3-330M in Early January 2010. These four processor models will be geared toward notebook use. We first got a glimpse of the Arrandale chips in September at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF).
Digitimes details that the entire range of the new chips will support 1066MHz DDR3 memory. It also noted that the Core i5-430M processor will have a single-core clock speed of 2.26GHz, with speeds of 2.53GHz being achievable thanks to Intel’s Turbo Boost. The Core i3-350M model will also run at a single-core speed of 2.26GHz, but sadly cannot make use of the Turbo Boost technology. The Core i3-330M will run at a single-core clock speed of 2.13GHz, and also cannot be boosted.
The Core i5 models will pack in a graphics clock running at a minimum speed of 500MHz, which can be pushed to speeds of 766MHz. Core i3 CPU’s will have the same minimum speed as the i5’s, but can only be pushed to speeds of 667MHz.
The source claimed that Intel hopes that these new CPUs coupled with Microsoft’s Windows 7 will increase demand for notebooks in the new year. They also detailed that Intel will release a further six CPU’s within the first half of 2010.