Intel Corporation has introduced its Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor and Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition, bringing Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture to the mobile market. These processors and new Intel PM55 Express Chipset, provide best laptop experience for intense gaming, digital media, photos, music, business applications and other multi-threaded software that hungers for faster processing speed.
The chips also boost overall performance when using several of these applications simultaneously.
“With intelligent features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology1, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology2 and a host of others, Intel has revolutionised the laptop PC processor, delivering performance when you need it and 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.”
Formerly codenamed Clarksfield, Intel Core i7 mobile processors offer Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which can accelerate the processor clock speed up to 75 percent to match workloads, as well as better performance on highly-threaded apps with the power of Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.
The new Intel Core i7 mobile processors also include two-channel DDR3 1333 MHz memory support and full 1 x16 or 2 x 8 PCI Express 2.0 graphics.
Laptops with Intel Core i7 mobile processor Extreme Edition support Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel XMP) and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, the ultimate tuning utility making it possible to overclock3 and fine tune a laptop for incredible performance and battery life optimisations. In addition, the Intel PM55 Express Chipset enables high-end workstation and gaming laptops to support features such as Intel Matrix Storage Technology, Intel High-Definition Audio, and increased I/O interfaces.
Leading OEMs including Asus, Dell, HP and Toshiba began shipping laptops today based Intel Core i7 mobile processors, with additional systems from OEMs available in the coming months. 1ku pricing for the Intel Core i7-920XM, Intel Core i7-820QM and Intel Core i7-720QM mobile processors is US$1054, US$546, and US$364 respectively.