Intel officially outs 32nm chips

In news that is no surprise to anyone, Intel has unveiled is new Core Blimey range of 32nm parts at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The firm outlined its plans for the Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 chips back in December and there's one here in the THINQ office, lying about under the desk. Any further details lacking were leaked earlier this week, leaving little but the quotes to flesh out the story.

“For the first time, there's a new family of Intel processors with the industry’s most advanced technology available immediately at virtually every PC price point,” said Sean Maloney, Intel's top Brit executive and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group.

“These smart processors adapt to an individual’s needs, automatically providing a ‘boost’ of performance for everyday applications. They become energy efficient to the point of shutting down processing cores or reducing power consumption to provide performance when people need it, and energy efficient when they don’t,” was the quote chosen for the press release.

There are 27 different chips and seven individual chipset in the line-up and they should all be generally available by the end of the month.

The mobile parts, codenamed Arrandale, have teh ability to switch ability between integrated and discrete graphics , which sounds fine but is probably irrelevant if you're plugged in and unsustainable if you're not. Still you need something with which to flog a new horse.