Feeds

Intel schedules quad-core mobile CPUs for H2 '08

Specially designed laptops required?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Intel looks set to release a quad-core microprocessor for notebooks at long last, but you're not likely to get your hands on a laptop containing the chip for the best part of a year.

Unsurprisingly, the mobile quad-core is based on Intel's 45nm chip design, 'Penryn'. Intel has admitted as much in the past, and said that four-core laptop CPUs won't be among the first batch of 45nm Core 2 processors.

Now a leaked Intel presentation slide, published by Chinese-language site HKEPC, reveals the date: sometime in H2 2008. By that time, Intel will have released the next generation of its Centrino platform, codenamed 'Montevina', and the quad-cores will work to that specification.

Well, broadly, at any rate. The CPUs will contain 12MB of L2 cache - 6MB shared between core pairs - and run on a 1066MHz frontside bus. The slide indicates a maximum power draw of 45W and a transistor junction temperature of 100°C. Idling, the CPU will consume just 3-4W.

However, Intel has the part's interconnect down as Socket P' - no, that apostrophe isn't a typo, it indicates the interconnect is not the plain old Socket P found in today's Intel-based laptops.

The first Penryn chips - server processors, initially - are expected to launch on 11 November. The first mobile Penryns, all dual-core parts, are expected in Q1 2008, with more following in Q2 alongside the launch of Montevina.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.