Intel Ships Core 2 Extreme X7800 Chip

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Date: Tuesday, July 17th, 2007, 08:09
Category: News

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On Monday, Intel released its new high-end mobile chip, the Core 2 Extreme X7800. The new chip, which is based on the company’s Penryn architecture, is geared towards higher end laptop users such as graphic artists and gamers.
According to Macworld News, Intel is encouraging vendors to push the chip’s performance by opening the unit’s protection locks, thereby allowing them to overclock the processor to run faster. Such a move helps users run the chips beyond their rated limits. This practice is fairly uncommon for notebook systems, which are usually geared around battery conservation.
Intel is currently selling the Core 2 Extreme X7800 processor to various vendors and has stated that the unit will reach store shelves within two weeks. The processor is rated at running at 2.6 GHz and is available for US$851.
No word has been given as to when the new processors will find their way into Apple’s MacBook or MacBook Pro series of laptops.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on this, let us know over in the forums.


intellogo.jpg
On Monday, Intel released its new high-end mobile chip, the Core 2 Extreme X7800. The new chip, which is based on the company’s Penryn architecture, is geared towards higher end laptop users such as graphic artists and gamers.
According to Macworld News, Intel is encouraging vendors to push the chip’s performance by opening the unit’s protection locks, thereby allowing them to overclock the processor to run faster. Such a move helps users run the chips beyond their rated limits. This practice is fairly uncommon for notebook systems, which are usually geared around battery conservation.
Intel is currently selling the Core 2 Extreme X7800 processor to various vendors and has stated that the unit will reach store shelves within two weeks. The processor is rated at running at 2.6 GHz and is available for US$851.
No word has been given as to when the new processors will find their way into Apple’s MacBook or MacBook Pro series of laptops.
If you have any thoughts or ideas on this, let us know over in the forums.

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