Mobile chip Core i7 640UM appear in the first quarter of 2010 for $ 305

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We have already mentioned in the news that Intel is preparing to provide mobile dual-core ULV processors Arrandale, created by the norms of 32-nm process technology and are equipped with integrated graphics. For example, the chip Core i7 640UM appear in the first quarter of 2010. It is designed for ultra-thin notebooks, and its standard frequency is 1.2 GHz. However, this CPU has a function of Turbo Boost, which allows to break up one of its nuclei to higher frequencies. With the inclusion of this feature clock speed Core i7 640UM can grow up to 2,26 GHz.

However, even when overclocked with a TDP of the chip Core i7 640UM still remains below the mark at 18 watts. It should be borne in mind that the 32 nm processor is a whole package of chips, including integrated graphics core (IGP), an integrated memory controller (IMC) and the northbridge chip (IOH). The only downside of the chip Core i7 640UM is to support the technology Simultaneous Multithreading (formerly known as Hyper-Threading), because it is in this case does not give so much in terms of performance, but the energy consumed fairly.

CPU Core i7 640UM has 4 MB cache memory, uses the system bus 1066 MHz, and its chipset H55 supports switchable graphics. Thus, in notebooks based on this processor can appear and discrete graphics cards and notebooks themselves will very likely for a long time to work autonomously. Mobile chip Core i7 640UM should be released in the first quarter of 2010 and will cost 305 dollars.