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Intel has been known to have roadmapped its first quad-core mobile processor for a Q3 release - it demo'd the beast back in October 2007 - but now precise product details have emerged.
The gaming-oriented Core 2 Extreme QX9300 is - surprise, surprise - a 45nm 'Penryn' processor, so it contains plenty of L2 cache: 12MB to be precise, split 50:50 between each pair of cores. The chip will run at 2.53GHz on top of a 1066MHz frontside bus.
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Gonna be a loooooooooong time before i ever get to see one of those
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45W TDP is going to roast!
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Bacon and Eggs anyone?
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45W TDP is going to roast!
What's the typical laptop TDP?
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Like 10-20? Somewhere far below 45w...
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IS this true? the Q9450 should be the cheapest quad proc in the lineup with 12 mb cache, the 9300 has 6. At least thats what Ive been seeing this entire time.

I just figured the extreme editions unlocked the multipliers, not doubled the cache. Plus, isnt 1066 a little low for a quad, they are all coming out at 1333/1600.

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Known as the Core 2 Quad Q9300, this processor will come clocked in at 2.5GHz (100MHz faster than the Q6600) but will carry only half the L2 cache (6MB).
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/8654/index.html

Or am I just wrong and these are two completely different processors with nearly identical names?
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I know their was a site that showed a laptop that had that CPU.
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Quad core gaming laptop?

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