Friday, August 24, 2007

Intel Shows Off New Extreme Processor for Laptops

In a bid to offer the world’s fastest central processing unit for mobile computers, Intel Corp. demonstrated at Games Convention conference its new “extreme” chip that cranks up performance of laptops and allows notebook manufacturers to overclock it even further, providing gamers on the go even higher speed.
The new Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor features two processing engines, 4MB of unified level-two cache, uses 800MHz processor system bus and operates at 2.80GHz. As the previous enthusiast-class processor for mobile computers, the new model X7900 comes with bus ratio locks (over-speed protection) removed, which means that both system makers and end-users can overclock such processors to desired level and obtain additional performance virtually for free.
“The Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor X7900 is Intel’s highest performing notebook CPU from Intel and provides outstanding capabilities for high-end gaming and demanding applications – at home and on the go,” a statement by Intel reads.
The new Core 2 Extreme X7900 central processing unit features power-saving capabilities available on other mobile offerings from the company, however, considering that the chip allows relatively easy overclocking, its power consumption is a floating figure and so is laptop battery life.
The Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 mobile dual-core processor running at is immediately available to system makers at a price of $851. Notebooks from Asus, Dell, Medion and others with the new “extreme” processor from Intel will become available within the next four weeks.

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