New York - Intel introduced to the press its new 32-nanometer processor architecture today.
The formal announcement will by made next month at CES. Intel said the 32-nanometer processors will fall under the Intel Core family and brings the company's Nehalem micro architecture into the mainstream desktop and notebooks.
These processors will fall under Intel i3, i5 and i7 platforms.
The new processors' primary improvement include improved integrated graphics capability, Intel's Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology and better power management for the processor, said Dr. Zane Ball, Intel's desktop marketing director.
The new Turbo Boost technology is a system that reallocates the processors resources to improve performance. Intel will reveal the exact performance improvement specification at CES.
The improved onboard graphics will allow better game playing and HD video playback, along with faster photo, video and music editing on mainstream computers, Ball said.
Intel's Karen Regis, consumer client marketing director, said it was important to improve these activities because Intel's research shows these are the activities in which most PC owners partake on a regular basis.
Regis said an Intel poll found that on a weekly basis 39 percent of consumers play a casual PC game, like Facebook's Farmville, while 27 percent edit photos and 18 percent edit video at least once per week.