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Notebook users will be introduced to Intel's high-end brand

Intel expects to introduce its high-end Core 2 Extreme branding to notebooks in Q3’2007 according to the latest roadmap. The upcoming Core 2 Extreme X7800 uses the same Merom core used by the Core 2 Duo mobile family of processors. Intel’s Core 2 Extreme X7800 will arrive clocked at 2.6 GHz, operate on an 800 MHz front-side bus and feature 4MB of L2 cache like the rest of the Core 2 Duo family. Intel technologies such as VT, EIST, EM64T and XD/NX bit are supported, though Intel has removed support for Intel Dynamic Acceleration.

Core 2 Extreme mobile
Processor
Number
Core
Frequency
Bus
Frequency
L2
Cache
X7800 2.60GHz 800MHz 4MB
X7900 2.80GHz 800MHz 4MB

The Core 2 Extreme X7800 for mobile will remain at the top of Intel’s chain of mobile processors until the upcoming Core 2 Extreme X7900 dethrones it in Q4’2007. This new model clocks at a high 2.8 GHz while retaining the same feature-set as the Core 2 Extreme X7800. These processors are only available for socket P only, unlike the Core 2 Duo product family which features socket P and BGA packaged chips.

Core 2 Duo T7000-series
Processor
Number
Core
Frequency
Bus
Frequency
L2
Cache
T7800 2.60GHz 800MHz 4MB
T7250 2.00GHz 800MHz 2MB

Joining the Core 2 Extreme X7900 in Q4’2007 is two new Core 2 Duo processors. As the Core 2 Extreme X7900 takes the flagship spot, Intel will release the Core 2 Duo T7800. The Core 2 Duo T7800 is identical to the Core 2 Extreme X7800, with the addition of Intel Dynamic Acceleration support. On the mainstream side of things, Intel will release the Core 2 Duo T7250 in Q4’2007 as well. This model is similar to the current Core 2 Duo T7300 except the L2 cache is halved to 2MB. The 2.0 GHz clock speed and 800 MHz front-side bus is identical to the Core 2 Duo T7300.

Expect Intel to pull the wraps off of its Core 2 Duo Extreme X7800 for notebooks in Q3’2007 with a $795 per-unit in 1,000-unit quantities price tag.


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NX bit...
By MDme on 1/30/2007 6:52:16 PM , Rating: 2
Actually NX bit is an AMD name. It should be called XD (eXecute Disable) which is what Intel calls this feature.




RE: NX bit...
By glennpratt on 1/31/2007 12:24:12 PM , Rating: 2
Sun and AMD have called it NX for years. AMD processors aren't even the only ones. This is the same bull as EMT64 really, it's just petty marketeering and there is no reason the general public need listen to it.


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