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09-26-2009, 12:54 PM #1
Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Mobile Processors Released
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Intel unveiled its Core i7 Mobile Processor this week at Intel Developer Forum 2009. The quad-core processors, Intel's first offering of the Nehalem technology for laptop use, boasts "Turbo Boost Technology" to accelerate processor clock speed up to 75% when needed, and better performance on multi-threaded applications. There is no currently known roadmap for adoption of the new chips on Apple hardware, but it seems a natural fit to leverage Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL under Snow Leopard.
The Core i7-720 processor with a base frequency of 1.60 GHz base frequency can ramp dynamically to a maximum Turbo frequency of 2.80 GHz, and the 1.73 GHz Core i7-820 can boost up to 3.06GHz. Intel claims "up to 81% faster video encoding" based on the HDXPRT 2009 test, which also benchmarks music encoding, photo and video editing, and High Definition video playback.
The chip is also touted as a major improvement for game technology, with "31% improvement in artificial intelligence for game characters" and more "realistic physics for game worlds," according to the 3DMark Vantage CPU test.
Major manufacturers like ASUS and Dell have already announced laptops with the new processor.
09-26-2009, 12:56 PM #2
2.8 ghz 13" MBP Quad-Core baby!
09-26-2009, 01:01 PM #3
i want one! where can i sign up?!damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
09-26-2009, 01:18 PM #4
31% closer to Skynet
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This is crazy
09-26-2009, 01:42 PM #7
09-26-2009, 01:50 PM #8
Oh mobile as in laptop... not mobile as in... iPhone... too bad.
i7 iPhone would've been nice to say the least."foreign corporations > swedish law"
09-26-2009, 01:55 PM #9
09-26-2009, 02:04 PM #10
Miles Bennett Dyson - need i say more, keep your eye on this!!!Originally Posted by ??????
09-26-2009, 03:51 PM #11
My xps m1730 @ 4.5ghz is fine for me now. 1 gig video 4 gig ram, although the price is much steeper than most would pay...
Last edited by ron4543; 09-26-2009 at 03:57 PM.
09-26-2009, 08:08 PM #12
09-26-2009, 09:12 PM #13
to bad the socket wont fit the upcoming hexacore processorsYeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.
John C. Dvorak
The American columnist and broadcaster in article 'Rethinking the iPhone' in PC Magazine.
09-28-2009, 10:10 AM #14
Can you say BAD *****?!?This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
09-29-2009, 07:27 AM #15
The only part that worries me is the Intel IGP. I hope they manage to fit a dedicated graphics solution within the 13" MBP.
10-02-2009, 03:19 PM #16