What will replace the Core 2 Duo?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chris14, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Chris14 macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2006
    Hamilton, NZ

    What will replace the Core 2 Duo? Will there be a replacement of similar size/shape etc, like the difference between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo?

    I am asking because I am wondering whether when a new chip is released, I could install it in my new iMac.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated :)


  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006

    Since the iMac's chip isn't soldered, you will be able to replace the chip.
  3. Kendall015 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    If I am correct, the future in Intel mobile CPUs is going to be a new chipset, the "Santa Rosa" chipset, with updated Meroms to take advantage of the new 800MHz FSB.

    I believe that all future designs for Intel mobile CPUs, after the Santa Rosa chipset is released, will require the new chipset, so they wont work with the current iMacs/Minis.

    Someone correct me if I'm incorrect, though.
  4. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Actually, Kendall, the difference will be even more significant.

    Starting with the 800MT/S FSB version of Merom coming out to match the Santa Rosa platform/Crestline chipset, future Intel mobile chips will be using a new socket, "Socket P" which is incompatible with the current Socket M used by Merom and Yonah.

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