Intel Releases 3 Low-Power Quads for Desktop PCs

"Intel has introduced new Intel Core 2 Quad processors with a 65 Watt thermal design power specification"

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Intel Corporation yesterday announced three new low-power processors for the desktop market. Based upon a 45nm manufacturing process, the three new CPU's  - Q9550s, Q9400s and Q8200s operate from 2.33GHz – 2.83GHz clock-speeds and feature cache sizes 12/6/4MB's respectively.

Intel has introduced new Intel® Core™2 Quad processors with a 65 Watt thermal design power specification, much lower than the 95 Watt rating for previous similar Intel quad core processors. These new, power-efficient parts are designed for sleek and cool desktop PC designs. Intel is shipping three new processors to support a range of system options.

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor specifications here

Pricing for the new 65W Quad-core processors are as follows (prices in $US and 1000-unit quantities): Q9550s - $369, Q9400s - $320 and Q8200s - $245.

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15-01-2009, 07:47:35

MSI has unveiled their dual-core mini system based upon the Intel Atom 330 processors - Wind NetTop D130.

Details in the Press Release

15-01-2009, 08:14:27

I'd love to build one of those type cases formyself, the closest I can get is a HTPC case.

Anyone know where you can buy cases this size for a custom build?

15-01-2009, 08:18:29

sleekit that pc looks to be mini itx based. should be able to help you out, they have a store too.

15-01-2009, 08:45:32

Yeah i know about them, i was meaning more of the flat style profile, the mini itx cases tend to be square

15-01-2009, 12:09:53

only if it could handle HD content

15-01-2009, 18:55:21

Can't the Nvidia Ion platform handle HD content? They should've based it around that instead.

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