Intel to standardize small computer systems

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 23 2005 @ 20:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel informed its customers that in the first quarter of next year its next-generation architecture for small-profile PCs will use the dual-core mobile Yonah processor. The chip giant plans to push its "Mobile in Desktop Platform" concept for small-profile PCs which lack space for heat dissipation.

Along with the digital home strategy (East Fork), Intel plans to divide the desktop PC market into six market segments: standard sized Tower, Mini Tower, All in One, Entertainment PC, Ultra Sleek and Mini PC. These six models will be based on Intel's dual-core Anchor Creek and Yonah platforms.

Intel digital home platform: PC market segment

Pattern (in decreasing size)

Platform

Status

Tower

Anchor Creek

Will be first product introduced from lineup, it will bundle with East Fork digital home strategy for the high-end market

Mini Tower

Anchor Creek

All in One

Anchor Creek, Yonah/ Calistoga

With Yonah platform, could provide better audio; best solution for slim-profile PCs

Entertainment PC

Anchor Creek, Yonah/ Calistoga

Ultra Sleek

Yonah/ Calistoga

Expected to emerge in diversified looks in 1Q06, with East Fork logo

Mini PC

Yonah/ Calistoga



By the end of 2006 the company wants to standardize all of its PC core by launching the Merom and Conroe processors.

Intel 2006 platforms for desktop PCs and small-size PCs

Platform

Anchor Creek

Yonah

CPU

Pentium D

Dual-core Yonah

Northbridge

945

Calistoga

Southbridge

ICH7-DH

ICH7-MDH

Network chip

Tekoa/ Vidalia/ Ekron

Tekoa-G/ Vidalia/ Ekron

Wireless module

Tri-mode 3945ABG

Manufacturing process

90nm

65nm

Desktop application

Tower, Mini Tower, All in One, Entertainment PC

All in One, Entertainment PC, Ultra Sleek, Mini PC



To prevent overheating of the small-sized PCs, Intel will introduce notebook-based fanless heatpipes for these desktop products. This solution will cool the system and save space. More details and pictures at DigiTimes


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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