Top chip designer and manufacturer Intel is bringing its ULV (ultra-low voltage) CPU offer into the 32nm era as it announced the new, 2010 Core family which is aimed to be used in the next generation of ultra-thin (0.8 to 1 inch thick) laptops.
Detailed below, Intel's fresh ULV processors feature Hyper Threading technology, integrated graphics, and are claimed to deliver up to 32% better performance than their predecessors while consuming 15% less power (for a longer battery life). Certain models include the Turbo Boost tech which will automatically overclock cores, depending on workload.
"Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel Core Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel. "Intel's leadership in 32nm high-k metal gate process technology, combined with breakthrough architecture and design has enabled thinner, lighter and faster notebooks than previous models, with terrific battery life. Not only are laptops becoming ultraportable, but with the new processors inside, users will see faster response times and less waiting."
Intel said it already secured over 40 design wins with the 2010 Core ULV chips so expect ultra-thins powered by them from the likes of Asus, Acer, Lenovo, MSI and others. The first such machines will officially debut in June.