At the 2007 Games Convention, Intel yesterday debuted a new model of the Intel Core2 Extreme mobile dual-core processor X7900 for notebooks.
With 2.8GHz, 4Mb L2 cache and 800MHz FSB, the Intel Core2 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.
Along with the previously introduced X7800, Intel’s newly introduced top-of-the-line model, it also features mobile-specific power-saving features that help computer manufacturers deliver more energy-efficient and higher-performing designs. Furthermore, Intel offered insights into the current state of developments by demonstrating the high-end Intel X38 Express chipset and a state-of-the-art 45 nanometer quad-core CPU codenamed “Yorkfield".
With the new Intel Core2 Extreme dual-core mobile processor, Intel is bringing world class notebook performance to the 14,8-million gamers in Germany.
With the new Intel Core2 Extreme mobile processor, Intel focuses on meeting the needs of gamers. The two cores in the processor share the load of elaborate calculating processes.
For example, while one computing core takes charge of calculating a game’s physics engine, the second core can work on rendering and on the game’s logic, or can devote itself to other tasks such as running a virus scan in the background.
In addition, for experienced enthusiasts who desire more capability, the Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor bus ratio locks (overspeed protection) have been removed. This offers added technical flexibility in customizing the system so OEMs can unleash even more performance.
Support for high end discrete graphics including dual graphic cards also enables a visual delight for graphics intensive games – both at home and on the go. And to assure that the battery doesn’t run out of steam too soon, both processors support power-saving technologies of the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors for notebooks such as “Enhanced Deeper Sleep” and “Dynamic FSB Frequency Switching".
For desktop users, Intel premiered the new Intel X38 Express chip set in combination with a upcoming 45-nanometer processor codenamed “Yorkfield.” This top model from the Intel 3 Series offers the option of running two graphic cards in the system.
The new chip set is compatible with DDR3 memories with up to 1,333 MHz. All of the current Intel Core2 Extreme, Intel Core2 Quad and Intel Core2 Duo processors, including the Intel Viiv processor technology and new processors build on the latest 45-nanometer process, are supported.
With the X38, Intel likewise offers discriminating users the option of personally determining the capacity of their hardware by implementing the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, which is scheduled to become available before year’s end.