Feeds

Intel 'Santa Rosa' Centrino to sport 800MHz FSB

802.11n WLAN support in the mix too

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Roadmap Intel's fourth-generation Centrino notebook platform, 'Santa Rosa', will take the hardware's frontside bus speed to 800MHz when it ships, provisionally sometime in H1 2007.

So suggests roadmap information seen by Japanese-language website PCWatch. Santa Rosa will be based on the upcoming 'Merom' mobile CPU, the first of Intel's next-generation architecture chips, and the part that will bring 64-bit support to the chip giant's mobile line-up.

Merom is due to ship this year, in the Q3 timeframe, within 'Napa', the third incarnation of Centrino. Napa was formally launched at the start of the month alongside Intel's Core Duo dual-core processor. At launch, Merom will maintain Napa's 667MHz frontside bus speed, but come Santa Rosa, the FSB clock will be upped to 800MHz. Merom will provide 4MB of L2 cache, up from Core Duo's 2MB.

Santa Rosa will incorporate 'Crestine', the successor to today's Express 945GM and 945PM mobile chipsets, both part of Napa. It will also include 'Kedron', Intel's next-generation WLAN chipset and undoubtedly the means by which either WiMAX or 802.11n - possibly both - will be brought to the Centrino platform. Of the two, 802.11n appears the most likely technology to be delivered by Kedron, PCWatch says.

Crestine will almost certainly sport an updated graphics core, no doubt one capable of supporting DirectX 10, the site suggests. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.