Hot on the heels of Intel's mobile Core 2 Extreme X7900
comes word that the chip maker has eleven 45-nanometer CPUs in the backroom just waiting to take the laptop scene by storm. DigiTimes
has it that Intel
will indeed launch the five Penryns we heard about
recently "in the first quarter of 2008," and also notes that Q2 holds six more chips destined for the Montevina
platform. More specifically, "sources at motherboard makers" suggested that the Q2-bound processors will consume between 25 and 35-watts of energy, sport a 1,066MHz front-side-bus, boast between 3MB and 6MB of L2 cache, and feature clock speeds ranging from 2.13GHz to 3.06GHz. As expected, no model numbers
have been assigned just yet, and considering that Intel "declined the opportunity to respond to this report," we suppose you should tuck this all away in the rumor
folder for the time being.