Intel has extended its top of the line processing power to the mobile space with the launch of its Core 2 Extreme Mobile processor, the X7800. This 2.6-GHz part marks a 200 MHz increase over Intel's previous Core 2 Due mobile high, the 2.4-GHz Core 2 Duo T7700, which debuted in May along with Intel's "Santa Rosa" Centrino platform. The core microarchitecture is the same, however.
Like other high-end Core 2 Duos, the Extreme X7800 boasts 4MB of L2 cache, an 800-MHz front side bus, and advanced power management features that let the processor cores and the front side bus scale up and down dynamically as needed by the application. But like desktop versions of the Extreme CPU line, this mobile part is unlocked, so gamers and other power users can increase the processor speed at will.