Included in the announcement are Intelís first 45nm chips for its Centrino platform, which are reportedly up to 25 percent smaller than previous models and should begin to appear in new laptops next week with clock speeds ranging from 2.6GHz to 2.1GHz, plus a 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme version. Rumors suggest that Apple may announce new portables based on the new chips during its Macworld conference later this month.
Moving on to the desktop front, three Core 2 Quad chips will be available at 2.5GHz, 2.66GHz, and 2.83GHz along with four dual-core 45nm-based processors for mainstream desktop PCs clocked at 2.66GHz, 3GHz, and 3.16GHz. These should be available by the end of January and throughout Q1. You can read the full press release here.
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