FUD Zilla claims the fastest Nehalem-based quad-core Clarksfield Extreme Edition processor for notebooks will be clocked at 2GHz. You can expect this chip to turn up in the third quarter, and with the Turbo feature it will be able to overclock at least one core to 3.2GHz.
The CPU has four cores and support for eight hyperthreaded ones, DDR3 1333 as well as massive 8MB of L3 cache. It will use socket rPGA Socket G1 and it's 37.5mmx37.5mm in size. This fastest Intel quad-core notebook CPU, that is set to be the performance king of the Calpella platform will have an extremely high 55W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and it won't do particularly well with the battery life.
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Re: Fastest Nehalem for notebooks to be clocked at 2GHz? by Anonymous on Saturday, June 13 2009 @ 19:51:52 CEST
Even given Nehalem's advantages, that "seems" a bit slow for the high end market. Can't see a 2.53 Quad extreme having much to fear from Clarksfield.
Probably means we're going to have to wait for 22-28nm process for mobile Nehalems to really strut their advantages on a power effective basis.