Next Gen Laptops To Be Quad-Core?

rated by 0 users
This post has 2 Replies | 1 Follower

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 24,882
Points 1,116,820
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Tue, Oct 16 2007 9:58 AM

One nice thing about the recent transition Apple made over to Intel platforms is that Mac users spend less time touting their G5 CPUs and more time digging up interesting tidbits about future Intel CPUs.  Details like the next-generation mobile technology going quad-core while remaining at 45W TPW.

Perhaps the best part about this mobile quad-core is that it's not some nebulous product that Intel will release years down the road.  It's something that Intel is demonstrating engineering samples of! 

Of course the 45W TPW is a bit higher than the existing 35W envelope, and a lot higher than the rumored 25W for some of the new Penryn based mobile CPUs due to see the light of day sometime around the first quarter of 2008.  Extra heat requires extra cooling, and here is what Intel is planning:

Also during his presentation, Eden spoke at some length about a new strategy for cooling notebooks based on compressor technology similar to that used in refrigerators and air conditioners. He showed off a compressor cylinder about 2cm in diameter and 10cm long, as well as a notebook stand and cooling system containing three of the compressors which he claimed could reduce notebook chassis temperatures by around 10-degrees Celsius. He also demonstrated how the compressors can be incorporated directly into notebook's heatsink and fan assembly.

As a final order of business, the Intel exec disclosed details of a new material under development by his Santa Clara-based firm designed to be permeable to air but also act as a barrier to liquids. The idea is to allow notebook makers to design systems where air for cooling is taken in through keyboard rather than from vents on the underside or rear (which is common in today's designs), yet still offer protection from accidental spillages.



  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 2,048
Points 29,300
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: United States, Michigan
kid007 replied on Tue, Oct 16 2007 8:00 PM

I've have been saying that since the end of last year. It is about time Intel made an annoucement. SLI setups are getting old. 4-cores Cpu in a lappy would be hot.

MacBook Pro 13.3" LED-Backlit Glossy, Intel "Penryn" Core 2 Duo T8700 - 2.53G, 8GB DDR3 1066, NVIDIA GForce 9400M 1280X800

HTPC 4G DDR3 XMS Corsair, Intel i5-750 Quad Core, 6ft HDMI Cable by Rosewill, AverMedia Tv Card, Gigabyte P55M-UD2,  Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 with Vapor X Cooling, 500 HD Maxtor 7200 2.5 HDD, Asus Blu-Ray Optical Drive, 46" LED Toshiba TV

 

Top 25 Contributor
Posts 3,477
Points 53,915
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: United States, Massachusetts
ForumsAdministrator
MembershipAdministrator
Dave_HH replied on Tue, Oct 16 2007 11:34 PM
Indeed... watch that DVD, run that spread sheet, surf the web, email etc, all at the same time - on the plane and hopefully with decent battery life.

Editor In Chief
http://hothardware.com


  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (3 items) | RSS