It was just a few weeks ago, we had reported that Intel will soon be launching Core i3 ULV processors. Today, Intel has officially launched the Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) version of Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. According to Intel, these new ULV processors are based on the 32 nanometer manufacturing process and are up to 32% smaller, while providing up to 32% better performance. These new ULV processors also consume 15% less power than their predecessors. The TDP of these new chips is a mere 17W.
“Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel ® Coreâ„¢ Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design. Intel’s leadership in 32nm high-k metal gate process technology, combined with breakthrough architecture and design has enabled thinner, lighter and faster notebooks than previous models, with terrific battery life. Not only are laptops becoming ultraportable, but with the new processors inside, users will see faster response times and less waiting,” said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel.
These new ULV processors from Intel also feature the Intel Hyper-Threading technology and the Intel Turbo Boost technology. Along with the Core series ULV processors, Intel also launched the Mobile Intel 5 series chipset. This new chipset is designed to work in tandem with the new Core architecture based ULV processors.
Intel expects up to 40 models of notebooks based on these new ULV processors from Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI by the end of June.