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Intel Announces Mobile Quad-Core i7 For Laptops

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 24 comments

Clarksfield is here.

Now that Lynnfield has taken over the desktop space, Intel today unleashed its all new Nehalem architecture for those on the go.

Today at IDF, Intel introduced the Core i7 Mobile Processor and Core i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition today. The new processors, which were formerly codenamed Clarksfield, will be paired with the new PM55 Express chipset.

"With intelligent features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and a host of others, Intel has revolutionized the laptop PC processor, delivering performance when you need it, energy efficiency when you don’t," said Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group. "For the first time, mobile users can choose a laptop that delivers Internet-server like speed, right in their laps for the most demanding tasks, from intense gaming to digital video editing and social media applications."

Gamers (or other power users who have to do real "work") will appreciate the Core i7 Extreme Edition's support for Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel XMP) and Extreme Tuning Utility, making it possible to control the frequency of the memory and processor to tweak for both performance and battery life.

Pricing in 1,000 unit quantities for the Core i7-920XM, Core i7-820QM and Core i7-720QM mobile processors is $1,054, $546 and $364, respectively.

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    njkid3 , September 24, 2009 12:03 AM
    wow pretty expensive and probably power hungry also would like to see the power draw numbers.
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    renoreid , September 23, 2009 11:51 PM
    Terrible child hood, i see the word QUAD and automaticly think of Quake3. lol
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    njkid3 , September 24, 2009 12:03 AM
    wow pretty expensive and probably power hungry also would like to see the power draw numbers.
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2009 12:22 AM
    The lack of any real information provided makes me think that it's not that great. If the specs were remotely worthwhile, they'd have been posted, otherwise, we either have a paper launch on a product that's not finalized, or else this thing sucks way too much battery to justify such a low clockspeed.
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    anonymousdude , September 24, 2009 12:23 AM
    I wonder the battery life for laptops using this would be.
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    krazynutz , September 24, 2009 12:26 AM
    Is there a spec sheet anywhere for cache, CPU speed, and whether or not they all have hyper-threading? I've been waiting for affordable (ie: 720Q) quads in notebooks because I do 3D illustration/animation and video editing. It'd be nice to get away from the desk sometimes to do work. Not about to drop $4000+ on the Alien-ware version though. An affordable 17" (at least 1680x1050 res) mobile workstation would be sweet! Hmmm...maybe work will buy me one....
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    krazynutz , September 24, 2009 12:33 AM
    Ask myself and I shall receive. Linkies!
    Linky 1

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    krazynutz , September 24, 2009 12:33 AM
    Gotta say, they sound like fun.
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    Impulse Fire911 , September 24, 2009 12:34 AM
    nooooo now laptop users will be as powerful as my pc..... must stop this....
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    hispeed120 , September 24, 2009 12:58 AM
    Impulse Fire911nooooo now laptop users will be as powerful as my pc..... must stop this....


    Sure, they may be as powerful, but they will have to pay 2-3x more to achieve the same level of performance as we do building our own desktops. :) 
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    Impulse Fire911 , September 24, 2009 1:00 AM
    hispeed120Sure, they may be as powerful, but they will have to pay 2-3x more to achieve the same level of performance as we do building our own desktops.

    That my friend is very true. still pisses me off. im going to start a new comapny that shall have not 4 but 200 cores. it will be named...."Intel2"
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2009 1:12 AM
    A portion of every sale will go to bribing OEMs not to carry AMD products.
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2009 1:43 AM
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    delivering... energy efficiency when you don’t [need it]..


    I'm sure a Corei7 DOES need energy efficiency.. I'd doubt there's any Corei7 laptop with a long battery life, so a case where a corei7 for mobile does not need energy efficiency yet has to be invented I guess!
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    jay236 , September 24, 2009 6:05 AM
    Have you guys not read the article on the HP Envy 15? Claiming about 7 hours of battery life with the i7 mobile processor (with the battery slice).
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    jay236 , September 24, 2009 6:05 AM
    Have you guys not read the article on HP's new Envy 15 coming out in October? 7 hours of battery life with the new i7 mobile processor (with the battery slice)
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    JohnnyLucky , September 24, 2009 12:50 PM
    I wonder how hot the lap gets.
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    bk420 , September 24, 2009 1:58 PM
    cool! i want the i7 720! It'll will be sweet to have quad core instead of my current sluggish turion x2!
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    mavanhel , September 24, 2009 3:13 PM
    That laptop probably won't be very useful since the battery life will only be about an hour...
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    Montezuma , September 24, 2009 3:19 PM
    There are sites that claim Dell is offering the i7 in their Studio XPS and Alienware line of laptops, but this is incorrect. At least it is not an available option on their website for anything but with the Alienware M15x.
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    Montezuma , September 24, 2009 3:33 PM
    bk420cool! i want the i7 720! It'll will be sweet to have quad core instead of my current sluggish turion x2!


    My laptop is far worse. I am still using a Turion^64(single core) with 1.25 GB of RAM and an ATi Radeon Xpress 200M 128 MB. Talk about sad.
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    dante01010 , September 24, 2009 4:48 PM
    woo hoo !! let's see the upcoming Macbooks with these new babies
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