Intel to release mobile Core 2 Extreme chips?
Intel's upcoming Santa Rosa notebook platform may not only be host to new Core 2 Duo processors with 800MHz front-side buses, but also to mobile Core 2 Extreme processors. According to HKEPC, Intel will introduce a Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile chip in the second or third quarter of this year.
The site says the Core 2 Extreme X7800 will have a $795 price tag, a 2.6GHz clock speed, and supposedly even an unlocked multiplier—a clear invitation for users to overclock despite the tight thermal constraints of notebook systems. Like other chips aimed at the Santa Rosa platform, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 is reported to have an 800MHz FSB as well as a package designed for new "P" sockets. HKEPC also claims Intel will offer a faster mobile Core 2 Extreme X7900 chip clocked at 2.8GHz in the fourth quarter of this year.