Intel lining up 11 Penryn 45nm processors for new notebooks

Intel plans to launch five 45nm notebook processors (Penryn) to go along with its Santa Rosa Refresh platform in the first quarter of 2008. These will be followed by another six for Montevina in the second quarter, according to sources at motherboard makers.

Intel will launch five Penryn processors for Santa Rosa Refresh supporting a FSB of 800MHz. Core frequencies will be 2.8GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.1GHz and L2 cache will be 6MB for the 2.8-2.5GHz versions and 3MB for 2.4-2.1GHz versions, noted the sources

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cooljerk_dv said,
Sounds like a nice cpu . . are these quad core? because if so . . time to get a new notebook again :)

I doubt you'll be seeing any quad cores for laptops anytime soon. If they addressed the heat issues, there would still be issues relating to the power usage.

Personally, apart from fanboys, no one really gains out of using a quad core - other than niche/specialised scenario's.

Brandon said,
3MB.. weird number

You're right, I never expected to see 3MB, Either 4MB or 6MB. But maybe what they're doing is a newer version of the shared L2 idea? 1MB per core and then 1MB shared between the two?

Anyways, I can't wait to see clock-for-clock benchmarks between the new 45nm and 65nm.

First the server ppl got their Penryns.. now mobile beeps.. When will we, the most important part, desktop users get ours?