Review: Intel Core i3 and i5 Dual-Core Processors
Posted on: 2010-01-04 16:14:28
Author: Steve Dougherty @ TweakTown
Intel has got the ball rolling early into the new year with its latest Westmere architecture; today Intel lifts the curtain on its first desktop 32nm Clarkdale CPU with the inclusion of an integrated GPU.
Only a single model represents the Clarkdale launch today, with several more to arrive in the lineup very soon. This initial model is the Core i5-661 operating at a stock clock speed of 3.33GHz and carrying 4MB of L3 Smart Cache. As mentioned, this 32nm CPU is also a first in that it carries a second 45nm package which includes the PCI-E controller, memory controller and of course a graphics processor.
There's also a bit of coverage online today which looks at the mobile side of things for Westmere. Codenamed Arrandale, these Core i3 and Core i5 mobile chips also house an integrated DDR3 memory controller and GPU and will be found in notebooks targeted more so towards the mainstream market segment.
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