Intel goes notebook nuts with Huron River

A batch of codenames with beautiful names herald future notebook and desktop microprocessor introductions, according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes.

Huron River, Cougar Point, Sandy Bridge, Rainbow Peak, Taylor Peak – what a delightful cluster of words to set your imagination afire. When they’re introduced their names will be somewhat more banal.

Huron River, says Digitimes, is a notebook platform that will come into existence in the first quarter of 2011 and include chipset Cougar Point, CPU Sandy Bridge and the two Peaks are wireless modules.

There will be several flavours of Sandy Bridge, which will be introduced on a 32 nanometetre process – one dual core, one quad core, and one that will integrate a DirectX 10.1 graphics processing unit – this is Ironlake.

For desktops, Intel is going to intro a 3.2GHz entry level CPU dubbed the Pentium E6700 in the second quarter of this year and when that happens prices of the E6000 series will drop.

It’s also readying the Core i7 880 and the Core i7 970 in Q2 or Q3, and a six core version with a Westmere approach in Q3. There’s more, here, at Digitimes.