Intel's Nehalem-architecture chips will now try to make their mark in servers after debuting in desktops in November.
At Intel Developer Forum, processor chief Dadi Perlmutter also touts a new fiber-optic replacement for video, audio, and network leads.
The chipmaker is expected to roll out the first Core i7 processor for laptops on Wednesday. Several major PC makers are also expected to announce new laptops using the chip.
At IDF, Intel's Pat Gelsinger barely restrains his excitement about the next-generation 'Nehalem' processors due in 2008.
Intel will reportedly introduce the new name for its upcoming Nehalem processors on Monday.
Chipmaker's message this summer? Thin is getting thinner. Ultra-thin is a big move for Intel. This will be Intel's primary mobile market focus in the next few months.
Countersuit is in response to a filing by Intel last month alleging that a chipset license agreement does not extend to Intel's future-generation processors.
The Xeon 3500 and 5500, Nehalem-EP processors slated for launch later this month, debut in the new Mac Pro. The chips are being offered in eight-core or four-core configurations.
Chipmaker is readying Nehalem technology as company focuses on mega data centers with hundreds of thousands of servers.
Chipmaker's next-generation desktop processors will be branded "Core" and get an "i7" identifier for the first wave of products.