Intel Readies 2nd-Gen. Core Chips For CES

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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.


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