X-bit Labs claims Intel is going to introduce its Calpella notebook platform on September 23rd. The new platform will feature 45nm Clarksfield-based quad-core Core i7 processors and the Intel PM55 (Ibex Peak-M) chipset.
Three Core i7 chips will be available at launch; the Core i7 720QM, Core i7 820QM and Core i7 920XM. These chips will be priced at $364, $546 and $1,054, respectively. The first two have a TDP of 55W, while the Core i7 Extreme Edition 920XM has a TD of 55W.
Like desktop counterparts code-named Lynnfield, Intel Core i7 mobile processors will have integrated dual-channel DDR3 memory controller and will utilize QuickPath Interconnect bus. Initially, there will be three Intel Core i7 mobile chips: Core i7-720QM (with or without vPro technology), Core i7-820QM (with or without vPro technology) and Core i7-920XM that will operate at 1.60GHz, 1.73GHz and 2.0GHz, respectively. Thanks to Nehalem micro-architecture, the new chips will support HyperThreading technology and will be able to process eight threads at once. The mobile Core i7 processors will sport 256KB of L2 cache per core as well as 8MB (800- and 900-series) or 6MB (700-series) of unified L3 cache. The chips will use 989-pin mPGA packaging.