Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 expected in Q3 2008

Posted on Friday, Mar 14 2008 @ 17:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is expected to release its first quad-core notebook processor in the third quarter of this year. The Core 2 Extreme QX9300 will be clocked at 2.53GHz and will cost $1,038 in 1,000 unit quantities.
With the market demand for top-level notebooks still below average, Intel expects the quad-core notebook CPUs will not become standard in the performance/mainstream notebook market until the second half of 2009, and therefore should not impact the desktop PC market, noted the sources.

The Core 2 Extreme QX9300 will be manufactured at 45nm and have a core frequency of 2.53GHz. The CPU will come in a socket P package and support FSB speeds up to 1066MHz. The chip will include 12MB L2 cache and have a maximum TDP of 45W.

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Re: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 expected in Q3 2008
by Anonymous on Saturday, Mar 15 2008 @ 03:20 CET
If we can OC either 2 or 4 of the cores when plugged into the wall, this thing will be a hit :)

Even better would be to enable clocking 2 cores higher and 2 cores lower for the same net TDP.