Intel to Intro "Extreme" Processors to Mobile Lineup in Sept

Following the demand towards high-performance mobile computers for gamers and workstation users, Intel Corp. reportedly plans to introduce its first Core 2 Extreme processors for notebooks this September. The introduction will allow the company to address the demands for speedy notebooks during back-to-school and holiday seasons.

Earlier it was expected that the world's largest maker of x86 central processing units (CPUs) is set to introduce its first code-named Merom XE processor in the second quarter of the year, along with the new Intel Centrino Duo mobile platform code-named Santa Rosa, and then refresh the "extreme" mobile chip in the fourth quarter. However, the company, according to sources familiar with its plans, decided to release the new chips in Q3 2007, possibly because of the marketing reasons, as not a lot of performance-demanding users will be acquiring new notebooks in summer.This September Intel is expected to unveil the Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800 and X7900 chips with 2.60GHz and 2.80GHz clock-speeds respectively as well as 4MB cache and 800MHz processor system bus (PSB). The new chips will have two processing engines and the model X7800 will cost $851 at launch.

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News source: Xbit Labs

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