Last month, Intel launched its first 45nm Penryn desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX9650, giving AMD yet another run for their money in the high-end desktop market as Intel puts more pressure on them. And now, according to DailyTech, Intel is ready to launch five Penryn-based mobile processors on January 6 during the CES in Las Vegas.
The mobile CPUs will be dual-core parts. The T8100 and T8300 are clocked at 2.1GHz and 2.3GHz, respectively, and contain 3MB of L2 cache. The T9300 and T9500 up the cache to 6MB and are clocked at 2.5GHz and 2.6GHz. All four chips have a thermal envelope of 35W, which matches current Core 2 Duo processors. A further chip, the Core 2 Extreme X9000, is clocked at 2.8GHz, has 6MB of L2 cache and will consume up to 44W.
DailyTech speculates that the chips could make their first appearance at CES 2008 with further unveils at MacWorld 2008 in Apple’s MacBook Pros or iMac desktops.