I usually stop the mobile coverage at netbooks unless something larger has an embedded GPS chip, but I thought it might be worth showing you what Intel’s $7 billion investment will get us.
The company had a little demo of its first working 32nm Nehalem-based Westmere microprocessor on both notebooks and desktop systems this afternoon. The codenames are ridiculous to keep up with, but the technology will eventually be used in the Calpella platform’s Clarkdale dual-core processor. These chips place a pair of processor cores, single graphics core, and a memory controller on one chip roughly the size of the 45nm Clarksfield quad-core chip. Check out the accompanying pictures for a little clarification–I know I needed to.