Intel launches new “Extreme” mobile processors

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As if they were listening to hardcore gamer demands for even faster laptop computers, Intel Corporation today introduced the first of a new line of Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile dual-core processors.

Using the same brand name as the companys flagship desktop processors, the new "Core 2 Extreme" mobile processors promise "up to 28 percent more performance" than the previous generation T2600 Core 2 Duo moble processor. Intel also announced that they will be offering battery-friendly quad-core processors for laptop computers next year.

According to the press release, the Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800 mobile dual-core processor, with both cores running at 2.6 GHz, also features "mobile-specific power-saving features" that help deliver "more energy-efficient and higher-performing designs."

An interesting item of note for high-performance enthusiasts is that the Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor bus ratio locks (overspeed protection) have been removed. This added flexibility in overclocking means the X7800 should become a very popular processor for gamers.

Benchmarks provided by Intel:

                            Intel  Core  Duo mobile processor Intel  Core 2 Duo mobile processor Intel  Core 2 Extreme mobile processor
                            Intel Core Duo mobile processor T2600 Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor T7700 Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor X7800
Performance results Dual-core Dual-core Dual-core
3DMark06

CPU
(% improvement)

1733
(Baseline)

2081
(+20%)

2225
(+28%)

PCMark05

CPU
(% improvement)

4939
(Baseline)

5958
(+21%)

6434
(+30%)

SPEC CPU2006∇

SPECint_base2006

SPECfp_base2006

POV-Ray v3.7
Beta 19
Pixels per Second

11.7
(Baseline)

9.91
(Baseline)

790
(Baseline)

15.5
(+32%)

14.0
(+41%)

1025
(+30%)

16.4
(+40%)

14.7
(+48%)

1113
(+41%)

 

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