Sunday, February 10, 2008

Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 Processor Coming Soon

Intel plans to release its Core 2 Extreme X9000 “Penryn” mobile processor in mid February. The CPU will be available in select notebooks in late February or March, Fudzilla reports.

“This is going to be the fastest mobile chip and it will definitely fill the gap for desktop replacement gamers who will finally get a very fast CPU,” the report says.

The Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 belongs to the new 45-nanometer “Penryn” laptop CPU line and is clocked at 2.8GHz. It uses 800MHz front side bus and has 6MB of L2 cache. The X9000 is most likely overclockable.

According to earlier reports, the X9000’s price is $851 in 1000-unit tray quantities.

Intel’s performance tests show that the Core 2 Extreme X9000 has 4% and 7% better score in 3DMark06 and Cinebench R10 benchmarks respectively, than the 65nm Core 2 Extreme X7900 with 4MB of L2 cache and the same clock speed.