Intel's 2010 roadmap

Summary:From hardware-accelerated AES encryption via 32nm manufacturing to GPU integration and six cores, Intel's CPU roadmap holds great promise. The chip-maker's upcoming Larrabee 3D graphics processor remains short on detail though.

Intel's roadmap for the next 12 months, presented at IDF in San Francisco, includes a gradual transition to a 32-nanometer (nm) manufacturing process, the first CPUs with integrated graphics processing and a six-core processor for desktops.

But the chip giant has even more ambitious plans: in the course of 2010, Intel will launch the Larrabee chip, whose first incarnation in the form of a discrete 3D graphics card should provide competition for ATI and Nvidia. A little further down the line, towards the end of 2010 or early 2011, we'll see a new architecture in the shape of Sandy Bridge.

On the following pages, we provide an overview of Intel's upcoming developments in desktop, notebook, netbook and graphics processors.


Topics: Hardware, Reviews

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