Intel Corporation (INTC) Showcases Fanless, Faster Core M Processor

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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has unveiled its Core M processor, which, according to the company, is the most energy-efficient chip ever made. The 14 nm processor introduced at the Computex conference is a fan-less Broadwell chip which can be integrated into the detachable laptop / tablet hybrid form factor, as well as premium tablets.

“Fanless, full-Core performance,” said President Renee James during her keynote address. “It’s cool, it’s quiet, it’s lighter, it’s thinner, and it’s the most energy-efficient processor in Intel’s history.”

Desktop experience to improve

The chip belongs to the Model M family and is a 12.5 inch one-in-one detachable chip that weighs around 670 grams and is 7.2 mm thick. It has a docking station that cools down the chip to enhance its performance, as well as a “full desktop” experience, claims Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

There was no release date announced for the M model chip, but the chip maker assured that it would be sometime later this year, along with a Core M vPro version. In March, the company announced that its Broadwell processors would be available during the American “holiday season.”

Intel’s new chip for overclocking crowd

At the event, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) also unveiled a new core i7 chip dubbed Devil’s Canyon that runs officially at a 4GHz base frequency. The chip will be of immense use in overclocking, and the company claims the chip could speed up to 5GHz. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s president also said that talking about overclocking during the Computex keynote is something she never imagined, but it is a big breakthrough for a company.

Devil’s Canyon, officially the Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K processors, will enter production this month. The Core i7-4790K can run all its cores at a base clock frequency of 4.0GHz. Previously, other CPUs were also reaching this frequency, but only for a short period. However, the new chip can run continuously at a turbo frequency up to 4.4 GHz.

Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s PC client group, said that sales of the Core i7, Core i5 and vPro processors have been remarkable so far.

In premarket trading on Tuesday, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) sharess fell 0.33% to $27.26.

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