Intel Core i5 661 Processor
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 02-08-2010
Provided by: Intel
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Introduction

While at CES this year, we had the opportunity to stop by Intel's booth and chat with them about several of the products they had announced at the show. While news of their new wireless products and mobile devices was worth looking at, the new Core i3 / i5 processors were what we really had our eyes on.


Codenamed Clarkdale, the new LGA 1156 i3 / i5 chips are built on the Westmere 32nm process, joining the previous 45nm Bloomfield and Lynnfield releases in the Nehalem family. Another new idea Intel implemented in these chips is adding a GPU core directly on the processor alongside the CPU. Three new chipsets were also introduced that allow you to run one of these GPU-equipped processors without a discrete video card. Intel Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading make an appearance in the i5 series as well. All of this and more just ahead as we take a detailed look at the Intel Core i5 661 processor.


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