Feeds

Intel nudges Centrino 2 debut back

Still in public H1 2008 launch window - just

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Intel's next major Centrino revamp - dubbed 'Centrino 2' - isn't coming until the end of June, and not this month, as the company's executives have stated in the past.

According to whispers coming out of Taiwan's notebook manufacturers, the chip giant will release the X9100, T9600, T9400, P9500, P8600 and P8400 'Montevina'-oriented processors in that post-Computex timeframe.

They'll be priced at $851, $530, $348, $316, $241 and $209, respectively, we understand. They're all dual-core, and they'll all be fabbed at 45nm.

The 'P' chips have a maximum power draw of 25W, the 'T's 35W. The 2.4GHz P8600 has 3MB of L2, as does the 2.26GHz P8400. The P9500, like the T9600 and T9400, has 6MB of L2. Those three are clocked at 2.53GHz, 2.80GHz and 2.53GHz, respectively. All five CPUs sit on a 1066MHz frontside bus (FSB).

The X9100's FSB is 1066MHz too, but it'll draw 45W, be clocked to 3.06GHz and pack in 6MB of L2.

Centrino 2's late-June arrival gets it just into the H1 2008 launch window announced by Intel in the past. In September 2007, CEO Paul Otellini let slip that Centrino 2 would arrive in May 2008.

Once Centrino 2's out of the way, Intel can focus on its key Q3 launch: the first mobile quad-core chip. The $1038 QX9300 contains 12MB of L2 - 6MB per core pair - and sit on a 1066MHz FSB. Its clock speed has been said in the past to be 2.53GHz.

Q4 will see the debut of the four-core Q9100, but its speeds and feeds remain unknown.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
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.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.