Intel has 15 new mobile chips up its sleeve for May

As the Consumer Electronics Show got rolling last week, Intel publicly revealed its first-quarter roadmap for processors based on 45nm process technology. The roadmap included five notebook offerings, which are due to hit notebooks based on the "Santa Rosa Refresh" Centrino platform this month.

Intel won't stop there, though. According to a report by DigiTimes, the semiconductor behemoth has a further 15 45nm mobile chips planned for a launch in May. This batch of CPUs will arrive hand-in-hand with a new Centrino platform known as "Montevina", and it'll include processors with both regular and small-form-factor packages. The meat of the lineup lies with the regular chips, which will have 35mm package sizes and should show up in standard notebooks from the likes of Dell and HP:

  • Core 2 Extreme QX9300 (unknown speed, 12MB L2 cache, 45W power)
  • Core 2 Extreme X9100 (3.06GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 44W power)
  • Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 35W power)
  • Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 35W power)
  • Core 2 Duo P9500 (2.53GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 25W power)
  • Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 25W power)
  • Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 25W power)
  • All seven chips will have 1066MHz front-side buses, faster than the 800MHz FSBs in current mobile Core 2 Duos.

    DigiTimes says Intel is also prepping eight additional chips with 25mm packages aimed at small-form-factor machines. The Taiwanese site has a more detailed list in its article, but in short, the 25mm chips will sport clock speeds of 1.2GHz to 2.4GHz, power envelopes of 10W to 25W, and front-side bus speeds of 800MHz or 1066MHz.

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