Intel 'Clarkdale and Arrandale' Processors Released and Benchmarked

Intel released the full details of new desktop and mobile lines of its processors, respectively codenamed "Clarkdale" and "Arrandale." The 17 processors that Intel released sport the Nehalem architecture. Giving them ability to use Intel's Turbo Boost technology, for on-the-fly overclocking if appropriate headroom is available; Hyper-Threading, which increases performance by allowing for two threads […]

Intel released the full details of new desktop and mobile lines of its processors, respectively codenamed "Clarkdale" and "Arrandale." The 17 processors that Intel released sport the Nehalem architecture. Giving them ability to use Intel's Turbo Boost technology, for on-the-fly overclocking if appropriate headroom is available; Hyper-Threading, which increases performance by allowing for two threads per processing core; enhanced Intel Smart Cache and a memory controller integrated into the CPU; and intelligent power gating between the CPU and Intel HD Graphics. DDR3 is also the new RAM standard across all lines. Moving graphics controller onto the CPU die means that chipsets are now based on two chips rather than three. These chipsets offer a number of features, including Rapid Storage technology, for faster access to and better protection of files using certain kinds of RAID; integrated HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI support; Quiet System Technology, for reducing noise by minimizing fan speed changes; and Remote PC Assist.

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