Intel: Small form factor Centrino 2 CPUs on their way

Posted on Friday, Aug 22 2008 @ 21:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel announced at the IDF that it's going to release eight small form factor mobile processors and the GS45 Express which is a small form factor version of the GM45 Express chipset.
There will be eight small form factor mobile processors, including two Power Optimised performance chips, two new low-voltage and two new ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duos, along with new Core 2 Solo and Celeron processors.

The new CPU packaging measures just 22 x 22mm—which compares to the standard 35 x 35mm—while the TDPs are also said to be lower than the 35W TDP carried by Intel’s standard mobile Core 2 Duo processors.

Additionally, Intel has announced the introduction of the Intel GS45 Express chipset, which is a full-featured small form factor of the GM45 Express chipset that’s at the heart of the Montevina platform. The two chips that make up the GS45 Express chipset are just 25 x 27mm and 16 x 16mm, compared to 34 x 34mm and 31 x 31mm respectively.
Bit Tech believes Apple may use these chips to update their MacBook Air laptop.


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