Intel working on quad-core 45nm mobile CPU

Posted on Saturday, Apr 19 2008 @ 04:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla reports Intel will finally release a quad-core notebook processor. The Core 2 Extreme QX9300 will be clocked at 2.53GHz with a 1066MHz FSB and 12MB cache.
The Core 2 Extreme QX9300 is based on the 45nm Penryn dual core design and it doesn’t look that much different from the desktop Wolfdale. We would bet that it’s the same chip as the TDP is 45W which is at least 10W higher than the highest recommended notebook TDP of 35W. However this CPU will only end up in high-end 15 to 17-inch notebooks if not even bigger. I guess 45W is the best Intel can do for the time being.
The chip is expected in September on the Montevina platform.

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Re: Intel working on quad-core 45nm mobile CPU
by Anonymous on Saturday, Apr 19 2008 @ 04:36 CEST
Wish they could manage to hit 2.8 but oh well - still going to be a great chip