Intel introduces the world’s best new processors, the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, now with stunning visuals built-in. The visual experience on the laptop and PC will never be the same.
Intel Launches 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
- The new processors include surprising and exciting new features such as Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® HD Graphics, Intel Wireless Display 2.0, and Intel® Insider™. Also revealed are collaborations with companies such as CinemaNow*, Image Entertainment*, Sonic Solutions*, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution* and others.
- These processors offer amazing video technology. Intel Quick Sync can convert a four minute HD video file on a laptop to play on an iPod in only 16 seconds1, while Intel Insider enables full HD movie downloading and viewing on a PC screen or beaming it from a notebook to an HDTV using Intel WiDi 2.0.
- Combined, Intel will introduce 20 new processors, new chipsets and new wireless chips including new Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors, Intel® 6 Series Chipsets, and Intel® Centrino® Wi-Fi and WiMAX adapters. More than 500 new PCs and laptops will be based on these new processors.
Fact Sheets & Backgrounders
- Fact Sheet: Intel ‘Visual Life’ Survey (PDF 180KB)
- Fact: Sheet: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Desktop Platform (PDF 217.8K)
- Pricing and Specs: All New 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Desktop Processor Specs (PDF 356KB)
- Fact Sheet: Intel® Insider™: Opening Up a Whole New World of Premium Content (PDF 146KB)
- Fact Sheet: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Offer New Level of Visual Power, Speed, Performance for Embedded Applications (PDF 330 KB)
- Fact Sheet: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Mobile Platform (PDF 234KB)
- Backgrounder: Meet the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family: The Visibly Smart Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 (PDF 169KB)
- Fun Facts: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family (PDF 190KB)
- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™
- 3rd Party
Related Information on Intel.com
- Intel® Microarchitecture Codenamed “Sandy Bridge”
- Intel Visual Technology
- Intel® Core™ Processor Family
- Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
- Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
- Intel® Core™ i3 Processor
- Mobile Performance Benchmarks
3rd Party Materials
A portfolio of software apps enhanced for the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ family of processors including games, media titles, as well as Quick Sync videos from CyberLink and Roxio.
- “Enhanced for Core” Application Pack (ZIP 1.25GB) Large File
This issue of Intel® Visual Adrenaline highlights the introduction of the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, offers significant improvements for creators of digital content such as video and music, with exciting new features of interest to game developers worldwide.
- Intel® Visual Adrenaline Magazine, Issue #8 (ZIP 34.9MB)
Darkspore and Lego Universe Take Advantage of 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors – Solution briefs highlighting how the Intel Graphics Processor Analyzer with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors helped Darkspore and Lego Universe game developers optimize their games.
1 Video transcode claim using Cyberlink* MediaEspresso 6 to render a 4 minute, 449 MB, 1920x1080i, 18884 kbps, MPG2 video file for playback on an Apple* iPod* with resolution of 640×360, H.264, and file format of .MP4.