CES: Intel formally unveils host of new chips

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Intel Corp. officially announced the pricing and branding for a host of new processors, making the details available on its Web site this week.

New on Intel’s pricing list were four dual-core mobile Yonah processors — the T2300, T2400, T2500 and T2600 — and one single-core chip called the T1300. All the following pricing mentioned here is for sales of quantities of 1,000 units to direct Intel customers.

The single-core T1300 costs US$209, while the T2300, T2400, T2500 and T2600 are priced at $241, $294, $423 and $637 respectively. All five chips are produced using a 65-nanometer manufacturing process and include 2M bytes of L2 cache. Clock speeds range from 1.66GHz for the T1300 rising to 2.16GHz for the T2600.

Intel has two other dual-core mobile Yonah chips that operate at low voltage, the L2300 with a clock speed of 1.5GHz costing $284 and the L2400 with a clock speed of 1.66GHz priced at $316. Intel also introduced a second ultralow voltage Pentium M chip, the 773, with a clock speed of 1.3GHz priced at $273.

Intel unveiled a variety of Centrino mobile technology bundles featuring the new Yonah chips with different chipsets and Intel’s Pro/Wireless 3945ABG network connection. A Centrino bundle with the T1300 single-core chip, and Intel’s 945 PM chipset and Pro/Wireless 3945ABG costs $274, while at the top of range is another bundle of the dual-core T2600 processor, Intel’s 945 GM chipset and Pro/Wireless 3945ABG for $706.

The chip giant also introduced four more Pentium D dual-core chips, the 920, 930, 940 and 950, with clock speeds of 2.8GHz, 3GHz, 3.2GHz and 3.4GHz, respectively, and pricing from $241 for the 920 up to $637 for the 950. All four chips were produced using the 65-nanometer manufacturing process.

Intel priced up four more Pentium 4 631, 641, 651 and 661 chips, with clock speeds of 3GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz, with pricing ranging from $178 for the 631 up to $401 for the 631. The chips were also produced using the 65-nanometer manufacturing process.

Intel also formally announced its new corporate brand identity Tuesday as first reported last week. The company is dropping its long-time “Intel Inside” logo which first appeared in 1991 in favor of “Intel. Leap ahead.” At the same time, the company is debuting new logos for its Centrino mobile technology and its Viiv technology platform for the digital home.

Intel is due to officially introduce Viiv PCs Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is unveiling its Live digital home brand Wednesday also at CES. PCs branded with AMD’s Live logo should begin to appear around the middle of this year, according to the company.

Intel has also redesigned the logos for its processors, chipsets, motherboards and its other products. The company brought in two new processor brands, Core Solo and Core Duo, to highlight single-core and dual-core chip implementations. For the Centrino mobile brand, the company has also introduced a “Centrino Duo” logo to emphasize dual-core processors.

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