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Intel announces new chips

Eleven processors from Intel's current announcement will be used for desktop PC's, whereas the other five are designed for use in notebooks and other mobile devices

Intel announces new chips
Intel has announced 16 new Sandy Bridge microprocessors

Intel has announced 16 new Sandy Bridge chips to be released soon. Of these 16 processors, 11 are for desktops and will fit the LGA 1155 socket. The other five are designed for use in mobile devices.

The processors introduced range from a single core Celeron at US $37, all the way up to a Core i5 2320 which costs $177.

For the mobile sector Intel's quad-core Core i7-2960XM supports Hyperthreading and is clocked at 2.7GHz, which along with Turbo mode can push that figure to 3.7GHz. The chip is priced at $1,096 and will likely be fitted to high-end laptops designed for no-compromise gamers and enthusiasts.

A dual-core Celeron, known as the B840,  is also part of line-up and is priced at $86.

Intel intends to reduce the prices of some of its existing chips on the market from two to six percent. The Core i7-2600S will drop $12 from $306 to $294.

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