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Intel to Launch its First Quad-core Mobile CPU in 3Q08

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Intel outlined plans to launch its first quad-core CPU for notebooks, the Core 2 Extreme QX9300, in the third quarter of this year with pricing set to US $1038 in thousand-unit tray quantities. While not expected to become standard in performance laptops, the new CPU will have some enviable characteristics. It will be manufactured using the company's advanced 45nm process, and have a core frequency of 2.53GHz (1066MHz FSB). Using a socket P package, the chip will include 12MB L2 cache and maximum TDP of 45W.

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The Intel Socket P is the mobile processor socket replacement for the new Intel Core 2 chips. It has an 800 MT/s FSB, that can be switched 'on the fly' to 400MT/s to save power. It launched on May 9, 2007, as part of the Santa Rosa platform. Socket P has 478 pins, but is not pin-compatible with Socket M or Socket 478.
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wow... 45W quad... my OC'd q6600 has a maximum TDP of ~200 Watts.
 
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I'm waiting for a quad core Celeron! =D
 
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I'm waiting for a quad core Celeron! =D
Instructions:

  1. Get four Celeron CPUs.
  2. Remove integrated seat spreaders.
  3. Superglue processors together in a square configuration.
  4. Cover with copper plate.
  5. Force into motherboard socket.
 

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wow... 45W quad... my OC'd q6600 has a maximum TDP of ~200 Watts.
My current CPU's have a 50W TDP. They're quads. The L54xx CPU's are even faster and still have a 50W TDP. Clock those down, lower voltage a bit and voila, mobile quad.
 

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My current CPU's have a 50W TDP. They're quads. The L54xx CPU's are even faster and still have a 50W TDP. Clock those down, lower voltage a bit and voila, mobile quad.
Exactly. And with 45nm, you can run them at 2.5Ghz and maintain the TDP.
 
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Lappy technologys is gettin better and better now lets have better cooling please.
 
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wow... 45W quad... my OC'd q6600 has a maximum TDP of ~200 Watts.
The Q6600 is 95W, unless you have an "early version" which is 105W.

If you doubled the stock speed so its power rating is now 200... then thats a bogus comparison. Since if you doubled the clock speed of this laptop version, it too would be double the 45W at 90W.

>> It seems, based on Dan's comparison to the Xeon L54xx, that the new laptop CPU is NOTHING MORE than the Xeon in a s478 package (rather than s771).

>> I suspect that the design TDP criteria are based on a WORST CASE SCENARIO that they have to use the Xeons at full power. In the following 6 months I'm sure that Intel is working on a LV/ULV design, and that the TDP given is an over-estimate at stock... but a sensible TDP if it is an "extreme", ie, multiplier unlocked.

>> What is important is that a laptop version can go into clock-down each core mode. ie. for regular use, and while on batteries, the thing will not be idling 3 cores at full speed. They need to be able to get email/internet/word power-consumption down so that thing can work on a train/plane for a few hours on batteries. A regular Xeon would drain the batteries too fast.
 

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Instructions:

  1. Get four Celeron CPUs.
  2. Remove integrated seat spreaders.
  3. Superglue Duct tape processors together in a square configuration.
  4. Cover with copper plate.
  5. Force into motherboard socket.
Fixed it. You were over engineering it somewhat :D
 
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Instructions:

  1. Get four Nick 6 Celeron CPUs.
  2. Remove integrated seat spreaders.
  3. Superglue Duct tape processors together in a square configuration.
  4. Cover with copper plate.
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and of course it will not perform even close to the same PC part
 
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Well ofcourse it wont thats not the point i got my lappy for convenience not for performance. Ive said a few times its alot easier to lug around my lappy then a case monitor keyboard ect to friends and lans.
 
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Anyone know why they're launching an Extreme edition CPU - with unlocked multiplier - as the first quad-core for laptops? Wouldn't it make more sense to use a standard C2Quad?
 
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Anyone know why they're launching an Extreme edition CPU - with unlocked multiplier - as the first quad-core for laptops? Wouldn't it make more sense to use a standard C2Quad?
+1 money is most likely reason
 
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WTB: More battery life. I bet that sucker will last 30min-1hr
 
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hmmm, you should get 2 quad cores, nick them together and you'll be the first person in the world with an 8 core CPU! :nutkick:
 
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ya what's the heat & batt time gonna like on a lappy with thing? Remember you're increasing a lot of other thruputs too when u increase proc speed.