first brought you news
of Intel's range-topping Core 2 Extreme X7800 processor in late January. The Merom-based processor is clocked at
2.6GHz, has an 800MHz FSB and features an alphabet soup of technologies
including VT, EIST and EM64T.
Intel officially announced the Core 2 Extreme X7800
yesterday. This marks the first time that the "Extreme" nomenclature
has made its way over to Intel's mobile processors.
And although battery life and heat are typical concerns of
notebook users, the new Core 2 Extreme X7800 will find its way into desktop
replacement notebooks that will likely be tethered to a wall outlet 24-7. As a
result, Intel has unlocked the multiplier on the processor. So those who have
no qualms about overclocking a mobile processor are now free to do so.
According to Engadget,
a Belgian site has already
pushed a Core 2 Extreme X7800 to 3.0GHz using an Asus G2S host
The overclocking goodness will cost you, however. The
processor will be priced at $851
in quantities of 1,000 when it hits the streets in the coming weeks.