Intel's Extreme Processors Coming to Notebooks?

There is no news that some companies and individuals install mobile processors into desktops to make them quieter and keep power consumption low, while other are installing high-performance desktop chips into mobile computers in order to run demanding applications faster. Apparently, Intel wants to appeal both types of users with "Extreme" editions of its Core 2 chips for notebooks.

Along with the new mobile platform code-named Santa Rosa, Intel is projected to introduce Core 2 Extreme processors for notebooks (code-named Merom XE), which will deliver higher clock-speeds compared to their brethren among Core 2 Duo lineup. In the second or the third quarter of 2007 Intel will unveil the Core 2 Extreme X7800 chip with 2.60GHz clock-speed, 4MB cache and 800MHz processor system bus (PSB), while in the fourth quarter the chipmaker will release Core 2 Extreme X7900, a 2.80GHz version of the Merom XE processor, a news-story at HKEPC web-site claims.

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News source: Xbit Labs

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M.F.D.K said,
they better not release that this year because i just bought a MacBook Pro and i will be very ****ed of for not waiting :angry:

Intel's Core 2 Extreme processors usually sell for $999. I doubt you were missing out on much. The Santa Rose platform with updated Merom processors and newer chipsets will be here soon.

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