Intel readies 15 CPUs for Centrino revamp

Count 'em...

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How many new and updated 45nm mobile microprocessors is Intel planning to launch alongside 'Montevina', the next generation of its Centrino laptop platform? It's going to launch 15, industry insiders claim. Count 'em...

  • Core 2 Extreme X9300 - 12MB of L2, core speed unknown, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 45W
  • Core 2 Extreme X9100 - 6MB of L2, 3.06GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 44W
  • Core 2 Duo T9600 - 6MB of L2, 2.80GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 35W
  • Core 2 Duo T9400 - 6MB of L2, 2.53GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 35W
  • Core 2 Duo P9500 - 6MB of L2, 2.53GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 25W
  • Core 2 Duo P8600 - 3MB of L2, 2.40GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 25W
  • Core 2 Duo P8400 - 3MB of L2, 2.26GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 25W
  • Core 2 Duo SP9400 - 6MB of L2, 2.40GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 25W
  • Core 2 Duo SP9300 - 6MB of L2, 2.26GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 25W
  • Core 2 Duo SL9400 - 6MB of L2, 1.86GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 17W
  • Core 2 Duo SL9300 - 6MB of L2, 1.60GHz, FSB 1066MHz, TDP 17W
  • Core 2 Duo SU9400 - 3MB of L2, 1.40GHz, FSB 800MHz, TDP 10W
  • Core 2 Duo SU9300 - 3MB of L2, 1.20GHz, FSB 800MHz, TDP 10W
  • Core 2 Duo U3300 - 3MB of L2, 1.20GHz, FSB 800MHz, TDP 5.5W
  • Celeron 723 - 1MB of L2, 1.2GHz, FSB 800MHz, TDP 10W

Montevina is officially due to launch at some point in H1 2008, though at the last Intel Developer Forum, a senior executive let slip that it will debut in May. Montevina will incorporate the 'Cantiga' chipset, with an updated LAN chip, 'Boaz', and 'Echo Peak' and 'Shiloh' providing wireless connectivity. Echo Peak combines Wi-Fi and WiMAX. 'Dana Point' is Intel's planned WiMAX-only module for notebooks. Shiloh, by the way, is an 802.11n-only module.

Cantiga's integrated graphics will support both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc "natively" - in other words, it'll support HDMI output and HDCP anti-rip technology.

The processor details confirm a recent report that Intel is to revise its mobile CPU naming system.

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