Here's an odd piece of information we obtained on the upcoming 45nm Intel Penryn mobile processors. According to our source, the Intel Penryn processors will NOT be able to run on the current Mobile Intel GM/PM965 chipset.
Intel's original roadmap showed that the 45nm Intel Penryn processors will be used in what is known internally as the Santa Rosa refresh. However, our sources says that is not likely to happen for two reasons.
"Intel has apparently decided as well that it does not make marketing sense to introduce a Santa Rosa refresh in Q1'08 when the next-generation Cantiga chipset will be released just 3 months later."
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Re: Intel Penryn will not run on Santa Rosa platform by Anonymous on Thursday, October 18 2007 @ 06:10:02 CEST
For all that "talk" that Intel gave on the vision of laptops of the future that would be upgradeable and have changeable components, they certainly are orphaning a lot of purchasers by offering crummy options in cpu upgrades. I guess Intel figures upgradeability if fine for all the OTHER components, but not for their own.
I mean how else would one make money but to force folks to buy a whole new machine? Just goes to show you without competition Intel is back to it's same old "screw the customer" monopoly mentality...