Sunday, June 26, 2011

Intel Core i7-2677M, Core i7-2637M and Core i5-2557M ULV processors announced

Intel has made three new additions to its Ultra Low Voltage laptop processor lineup. The new chips are the Core i7-2677M, i7-2637M and Core i5-2557M. They are designed for use in ultra-portable and ultra-thin laptops called 'ultrabooks'.

All the three processors are dual core processors and have a thermal design power of 17W. The standard voltage Core i5 and i7 processors, on the other hand, consume 35 to 55W power.

The new Intel Core i7-2677M processor has a clock speed of 1.8GHz. It can reach up to 2.9GHz in the TurboBoost mode. Other specs include 4MB of cache. The processor has a recommended channel price of $317. The Core i7-2637M has a minimal and maximal clock speed of 1.7 and 2.8GHz. It is priced at $289. The $250 Core i5-2557M has 3MB cache and runs between 1.7 and 2.7GHz.

All the three processors have Intel HD graphics built into them. The new chips also support Intel vPro system management technology.

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