Intel's mobile chip for gamers coming soon

A mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Extreme chip will hit the market during the third quarter in high-end gaming notebooks. Combined with Nvidia's SLI technology, which uses two graphics chips instead of one, notebooks based on the chip are intended to replace high-end desktops used by gamers. This is the first time that Intel has developed a high-end mobile chip for gamers.

"You're going to see an extreme version of Merom on the notebook with Nvidia SLI in the third quarter. It's going to be for a hardcore gamer who values performance over anything and my suspicion is that you're going to see them in 17-inch [notebooks] and above, but we'll see," said Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's sales and marketing group. Merom is the code name for Intel's current line of mobile chips.

Next year, Intel plans to offer mobile chips that often even more performance for gamers. At the Intel Developer Forum held in Beijing during April, the company revealed plans for a quad-core mobile chip to be released next year for gamers. That chip will be based on Penryn, a family of 45-nanometer chips that Intel plans

News source: InfoWorld

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