Intel Core i3, i5 Arrandale and Clarkdale in Photos

It's no big secret that Intel is cooking up 32nm chips for new computers next year, but now the chip giant has announced formally that it'll be unveiling its new offering on January 7, 2010 at CES.

This means that at CES we'll be seeing a slew of new laptops and desktops using the latest Nehalem architecture with its integrated, on-chip graphics processor. While only time will tell how OEMs decide to package their systems with a discrete GPU, today we can marvel at what the chip looks like both on wafer and in package.

Clarkdale desktop CPU:

Arrandale mobile CPU:

Westmere die shot:

Westmere wafer:

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  • Without knowing the preliminary specs it's hard to gauge a potential market. One thing we are familiar with however, is Intel's somewhat controversial history with integrated graphics.

    If this is merely an Intel G31 (or similar) hooked up to the CPU core then no doubt it will draw low power, but would it actually be faster than previous integrated solutions? Would it offer the same features? Performance, compatibility and price would be my main concerns but good luck to them, anyway.
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  • Conspiracy theorie: Larabee, in full shine and strength placed on the CPU die. Two x86 architectures ,would work just fine together! Did Intel just "covered" the big news?This could just nail AMD and Nvidia.
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  • I saw a pretty funny couple of comments about the clarkdales on the US Tom's.

    Person 1:
    "2 heads are better than one"

    Person 2:
    "Not if the second head's a total retard"

    Made me laugh anyway. Just waiting for the chance to get to use it in general conversation...
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