Digitimes, this weekend, released a timetable for Intel’s high-end mobile processor lineup over the next few quarters.  Possible MacBook Pro and MacBook Air processor successors include 35W 32nm dual-core Arrandale CPUs running at up to 2.26GHz (2.53GHz in single-core Turbo Boost).  Remember that even though the cycles/second are fewer in these chips, the speed improves dramatically, as seen in Apple’s new iMac lineup.

On Thursday, Intel plans to launch four 32nm dual-core Arrandale CPUs (Calpella platform), the Core i5-520M, Core i5-430M, Core i3-350M and Core i3-330M, in the first half of January 2010 for the mainstream notebook segment, according to sources from notebook players. The Intel Core i5-430M runs at a clock speed of 2.26GHz, but with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, it can run up to 2.53GHz for a single core. The Intel Core i3-350M also runs at 2.26GHz, but does not support Turbo Boost technology; Intel Core i3-330M runs at 2.13GHz and also does not support Turbo Boost technology. Core i5 CPUs will feature a graphics clock that runs at a base speed of 500MHz but can also run at speeds up to 766MHz. The Core i3 also runs at 500MHz but can also run at speeds up to 667MHz. Both series support DDR3 memory up to 1066MHz and feature 3MB L3 Cache with a TDP of 35W. 

Digitimes also released an ultra-low power processor scorecard this week, with even lower power processors slated for 1H10.  These Core i7 640UM processors use only 18W of power, yet can clock up to 2.26GHz.  That is some serious performance/watt – which we know sjobs luvs.


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