Extreme Mobile Processors Arrive!
Quote:Just minutes ago Intel announced their first ever mobile extreme part, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor. The Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor doesn't contain any new microarchitecture as it is still based off the Merom core, but it is fully unlocked for improved overclocking and performance. For those that have followed the Intel extreme desktop parts, this will be familiar to you as those are also unlocked parts that allow consumers to select the multiplier at which the processor operates.... The Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile processor operates at 2.6 GHz, with 4 MB of shared L2 Advanced Smart Cache, and an 800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). All the usual Intel technologies such as VT, EIST, EM64T and XD/NX bit are supported ...
Intel Launches The Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800
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Yeah it's nice to see them opening it up a bit more, and I trust ASUS a bit more than DELL to let you truly use the power to OC these things.
Last generation of unlocked mobile chips DELL models were found to underclock them again regardless of where you set them with overclocking apps.
Nice to see them come out, but efficient Quad core mention was the thing that tweaked me about their announcement....
But not until Q1 2008 at the earliest (likely Q2 people are saying) .