Intel Santa Rosa platform finally available

Posted on Wednesday, May 09 2007 @ 15:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
We first heard about this new Centrino platform a bit more than a year ago and today Intel will officially unveil the Santa Rosa Centrino platform.

The launch of Santa Rosa includes new 65nm processors like the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo T7700, 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500, the 2GHz T7300 and the 1.8GHz T7100 The low-end T7100 has 2MB L2 cache but the other models all have 4MB of L2 cache.

Santa Rosa also brings support for 800MHz FSB, DDR2 800MHz memory, 802.11n draft WiFi support, a new Mobile 965 Express graphics chip and the Advanced Smart Cache technology which aims to reduce access times to frequently uses data.

Intel's Turbo Memory technology, formerly known as Robson, is also included in the platform. This is a technology that uses flash memory to boost system performance.

Santa Rosa based laptops will soon be available from notebook vendors all over the world. These notebooks offer more performance and should have increased battery life.

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