Intel launches ‘fastest computer chips ever’

By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: The Intel Corporation has today introduced what it calls the “fastest laptop chips ever”.  The new Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor and Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition feature Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture.

According to the leading processor manufacturer, these processors will provide the best laptop experience for gaming, digital media, photos, music, and business applications. Intel further claims that these new chips will improve overall performance when using multiple applications simultaneously.

Talking about this release is Intel Architecture Group executive vice president and general manager Dadi Perlmutter.

“Staying connected on an increasingly broad array of mobile devices has become the most exciting and quickly evolving part of technology,” he said.

“Intel is delivering the total mobile experience on each device, offering different levels of performance and power in sleek form factors coupled with compatibility, a superior mobile Internet experience and embedded WiMAX wireless broadband. We’re truly taking mobility to the next level of cool.”

Intel reported that its new processors feature Turbo Boost Technology, which is marketed as being able to accelerate the processer clock speed by up to 75 per cent to match workloads. The new processors also include 2-channel DDR3 1333-megahertz memory support and full 1×16 or 2×8 PCI Express 2.0 graphics.

“Whether users are editing a video, composing a song, playing a video game or updating their Facebook status with the latest YouTube video craze, Intel® Core i7 mobile processors adapt to provide the right processing power for the task, with more performance and flexibility to match their on-the-go needs.”

The new processors will be shipped in notebooks from today. Brands include Asus, Dell, HP and Toshiba.

The Nehalem are a native American people traditionally associated with the North East Coast of the contiguous United States, primarily Oregon.

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