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Intel Shows Off Working Quad-Core Laptop Processor at IDF 2007

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    During his keynote presentation at the start of IDF Taiwan (October 15-16) Mooly Eden, vice president of mobile platforms group, Intel, demonstrated a working quad-core CPU design which will eventually target notebook platforms. Intel is still in the early stages of development. Intel claimes the chip contains 840 million transistors and will run at a power envelope of 45W, slightly higher than Intel's mainstream TDP of 35W, meaning that the extra performance is going to come at an understandable hit in battery life. Intel said it is on track to launch the CPU in the second half of 2008. Also during the keynote address, Eden presented a new strategy for cooling notebooks based on compressor technology similar to that used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The compressor on display was a cylinder about 2cm in diameter and 10cm long and Eden showcased a notebook stand and cooling system containing three compressors which he claimed can reduce notebook chassis temperatures by around 10-degrees Celsius. Eden also showed how the compressors can be incorporated directly with a notebook's heatsink and fan assembly to be installed internally in the system. Finally, Eden also revealed a material Intel is developing that is permeable to air but acts as a barrier for liquids. Using the material, notebook makers will be able to design notebooks that take air for cooling through the keyboard rather than from vents on the underside or rear, commonly used in the notebooks today.

    Source: DigiTimes
     
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    Nice quad core laptops, but thing is with the compressor cooling, wouldn't that just like destroy battery life...
     
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    wow, compressor technology, so what they're saying is that they are going to put mini phase change units into the notebook chassis?
     
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    Considering there are already 50W quads at 1.6GHz the die shrink would logically allow these chips.
     
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    "Permeable to air but acts as a barrier for liquids?" Yeah... I've been wearing that stuff for years. It's called Gore-Tex. :p

    What will Intel invent next? Some sort of bidirectional serial/parallel high-bandwidth, low-latency point to point link, like HyperTransport? Oh, wait a sec...
     
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    gives new meaning to the term laptop. gonna need a piece of insulated rubber to have that thing on yer lap.

    Well, seems now that AMd isnt the only one with a working quad core laptop.
     

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