Monday, March 17, 2008

Intel launching quad-core notebook CPU

DigiTimes reports: [edited]

Intel is planning to launch its first quad-core CPU for notebooks, the Core 2 Extreme QX9300, in the third quarter this year with pricing set at a new high of US$1,038 in thousand-unit tray quantities.

It will be manufactured at 45nm with a core frequency of 2.53GHz. The chip will include 12MB L2 cache and have a maximum TDP [Thermal Design Power, Ed] of 45W [current MacBook Pro duo-core processors have a TDP of 31W, Ed].

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