Intel will up the ante again on January 6, 2008 with its new 45nm
Penryn-based Core 2 Duo
2 Extreme dual core processors.
It's highly plausible that the chips could make their
appearance at CES 2008
(January 7, 2008) with further unveils at MacWorld
2008 in Apple’s oft-rumored
tablet, revamped MacBook
Pros or refreshed iMac
Apple's current MacBook Pro makes use
of the Core 2 Duo T7500,
T7700 and T7800 65nm Merom
which will be phased out in favor of the new T8300, T9300 and T9500.
the current iMac uses Core 2 Duo T7250, T7700 and Core 2 Extreme X7900
processors which are being replaced by the T8100, T9300 and X9000.
Looking further into the future, Q3
will see the addition of
another group of 45nm Penryn-based
processors using Intel's Montevina platform.
These processors will
feature 6MB of L2 cache in Core 2 Duo form and 12MB of cache for Core 2
models -- both will feature 1066MHz FSBs along with support for DDR3