Entertainment and gaming enthusiasts will be pleased to know that boutique system builder Velocity Micro released a series of new desktops and laptops featuring the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors today.
The formerly high-priced processors, initially codenamed “Lynnfield,” have gone mainstream and are the first Intel processors to integrate both a 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics port and two-channel memory controller, enabling all input/output and manageability functions to be handled by the single-chip Intel P55 Express Chipset.
The Virginia-based company’s new hardware, the Vector Z35 and Edge Z30, can start at $1099 according to their website, and promise unmatched power at an attainable value.
“With the launch of the Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-860, and Core i7-870, we’re able to provide our customers the increased performance of the Nehalem architecture at a very attainable value,” said Chip Lowell, Velocity Micro Vice President of Sales in a release.
Velocity Micro joined forces last month with Connected Nation and several other leading systems manufacturers to enable low-income and unconnected households with affordable computers and low-cost broadband services.
Lowell stated, “The price for performance advantage that these new processors provide is unmatched.”