Intel's "Santa Rosa" platform gets a "Penryn" refresh before "Montevina" arrives
Intel needs to call a plumber, because future roadmap details continue to leak from the company. Yesterday, we learned of new 45nm Xeon processors based on Intelâ€™s upcoming Penryn-family. Now we have news of the upcoming Penryn-based mobile Core 2 Duo processors for the Santa Rosa refresh.
Intel has four new Penryn-based Core 2 Duo processors in the pipeline. Although Intel has not given the new processors model names, Intel reveals the clock speeds and cache configurations in the latest roadmap.
All four mobile Core 2 Duo processors make use of an 800MHz FSB, matching Merom-based models. Intel does not intend to move mobile processors to a 1066 MHz or 1333 MHz front-side bus like its desktop counterparts.