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Intel showed Core i7 mobile processors

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2009 14:09 User comments (3)

Intel showed Core i7 mobile processors Intel Corporation showed off three high-performance quad-core Core i7 mobile processors (code name Clarksfield) at the Intel Developer Forum. They debuted alongside the new Intel PM55 Mobile Express Chipset. The company claims the CPU-chipset combination of Core i7 and PM55 easily provides the best laptop experience for gaming, digital media, photos and other multi-threaded tasks.
"With intelligent features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and a host of others, Intel has revolutionized the laptop PC processor, delivering performance when you need it, energy efficiency when you don't," said Dadi Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group.

"For the first time, mobile users can choose a laptop that delivers Internet-server like speed, right in their laps for the most demanding tasks, from intense gaming to digital video editing and social media applications."

The processors are sold in three offerings, the Core i7-720QM which costs $364, Core i7-820QM which costs $546 and the Core i7-920XM (extreme edition model) which costs $1,054. The processors run at 1.6GHz and 1.73GHz but each can be boosted to 2.8GHz and 3.06GHz respectively, for intensive tasks.

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3 user comments

126.9.2009 14:23

I'm a bit confused by the term "boosted"? Is it essentially overclocking? Or is the processor just limited to 1.6ghz to reduce heat, and you can set it higher? Either seem a bit odd to do...

226.9.2009 14:34

Originally posted by 21Q:
I'm a bit confused by the term "boosted"? Is it essentially overclocking? Or is the processor just limited to 1.6ghz to reduce heat, and you can set it higher? Either seem a bit odd to do...
Well they are mobile processors so I assume it depends on whether you are running on battery or AC source, which is pretty normal now.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Sep 2009 @ 14:35

327.9.2009 3:06

Originally posted by 21Q:
I'm a bit confused by the term "boosted"? Is it essentially overclocking? Or is the processor just limited to 1.6ghz to reduce heat, and you can set it higher? Either seem a bit odd to do...
I think it works like Speedstep or Cool and quiet. CPU's voltage is lower at default, but when the workload gets high, it's "boosted".

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