Intel Launching Core i3 Next Month

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Even though we know some manufacturers will be launching new systems based around Intel’s next-generation products, a sample was being sold on eBay, and some performance numbers are already in, the chip maker has yet to officially announce the existence of their next-gen CPUs. Well, until now, that is.  At a press event today, the CPU giant showed off a few of their new Core i3 desktop CPUs as well as mobile Core i5 CPUs for laptops.  The cool bits?  Both chip families are dual-core, with integrated GPUs just like we’ve seen and been predicting for some time, now.  No one knows how powerful the new “Intel HD graphics” are going to be—aside from some perfunctory Intel demos showing WoW and a couple of remarks detailing how they’re more than adequate for even high-end home theater use—but ideally we’ll see an improvement from the 4500 numbers.  You can extrapolate from there.

When are they coming?  No official date, but there’s a really big trade show just around the corner that I’m sure you guys know about.  Moreover, Intel’s holding a press conference entitled “32-nanometer-minute”.  Well.  I wonder what that could possibly be about?



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