While the world is busy with iPad/slate computers and the next iPhone, Intel, the world’s largest chip-maker released two new processors. First, the 32 nanometer Core i5-680 which runs at a regular 3.6GHz but can “boost” up to 3.86GHz with the help of a technology called Turbo Boost. It also includes Hyper-Threading, HD Graphics and Smart Cache.
The second processor is a 45 nanometer dual-core Pentium E5550 with a speed of 2.8Ghz. Since the processor does not include any specific technology like Hyper-Threading or Turbo Boost, it is significantly cheaper than the Core i5-680. The 2.8GHz Pentium E5550 will cost $75 whereas the Core i5-680 will be priced $294, both in bulk volumes.