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Intel Readies 2nd-Gen. Core Chips For CES

1/03/2011 09:45:28 AM Eastern

Las Vegas - Intel has taken the wraps off
its second-generation Core processor family along with new chipsets and
wireless chips.

The company will officially roll out the
new products on Jan. 5 at International CES.

The introduction encompasses 20 devices,
including new Core i7, i5 and i3 processor and; Intel 6 Series chipsets. Intel
Centrino Wi-Fi and WiMax adapters are expected to be included in more than 500
products this year, the company said.

The second generation's primary
improvements center on upgraded video capability including Wireless Display 2.0,
which can beam protected 1080p HD content from a laptop to a television; faster
HD conversion for use on a mobile player; and better overall graphics playback.

Intel also announced several partnerships
with Cinema Now, Warner Brothers Digital Distribution, Sonic Solutions and
Image Entertainment. The deals work with Intel's Insider technology, which
gives users the ability to access premium HD movies on their laptop or PC.

The Core processor family received Intel
Tubro Boost 2.0, which automatically reallocates processor and GPU capability
to accelerate overall performance.

The quad-core processors will be available
on Jan. 9, with the dual-core following in February.