Intel always gives very loose time frames for release dates, but now Taiwanese publication Digitimes always taps its local motherboard contacts for more specifics.
According to Digitimes, Intel's next-generation chips for notebooks, codenamed Clarksfield, CPUs will debut around the end of September and October in the flavors of Core 2 Extreme XE at 2 GHz, Core 2 Quad P2 at 1.73 GHz and Core 2 Quad P1 at 1.6 GHz.
Of course, those names are subject to change, especially since Intel said that all Clarksfield mobile chips would carry the Core i7 moniker.
New Celeron chips for the mainstream ultra-thin and light segment for notebooks are also set for a late September debut.
The desktop-bound Lynnfield chips along with the P55 are supposed to be unveiled slightly ahead of the mobile versions.
As usual, Intel did not provide comment on the accuracy of the reports, but it won't be long before we find out.