Intel launched its Core M processor on Friday. The Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core processor-level performance and deliver up to double the battery life when compared to a 4-year-old system, says the chipmaker. The new processor was purpose-built for fanless ultra-mobile devices.
The Core M processor enables up to 50 percent faster compute performance and 40 percent faster graphics performance versus the comparable, previous 4th generation Intel Core processor, according to Intel. The Core M processor can handle more than eight hours of video play. The processor package is 50 percent smaller and, at 4.5 watts, has 60 percent lower thermal power than the previous generation.
Intel Core M is a ‘conflict-free’ product, which means this product does not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
The Core M processor is available in several versions: the up to 2.0 GHz Core M-5Y10/5Y10a processors and the up to 2.6 GHz Core M-5Y70 processor. The Core M-5Y70 is the highest performing Core M processor and is also available with vPro technology for business 2 in 1s with built-in security features to help protect data, user identities and network access.
There are already more than 20 Core M processor-based OEM products in the development pipeline. The first systems based on the Intel Core M processor will be on shelves for the holiday selling season.
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