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Intel announces 2.8 GHz notebook processor

mkrishnan

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This is the chip that's in the high-end iMac now, 4God. ;)

And it has a TDP of 44 watts...it's not showing up in a Macbook near you, unless it ships with an external heat shield for your body! :(
 
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4God

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This is the chip that's in the high-end iMac now, 4God. ;)

Oops, didn't think it was the same model number. Sorry if this is
an irrelevant post. Ahh, I have now read the entire article......duh.

Please be kind.....
 
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mkrishnan

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No worries. It's confusing, but this part:

The first customer to get this high-end processor was once again Apple, which quietly began offering the chip two weeks ago for its new iMac. A 2.8 GHz iMac with a 24" monitor is currently offered from $2300, which translates into a $250 premium over a 2.4 GHz (non-"Extreme") model.

...is talking about the new 7900 chip and not the 7800.

(As a side note, the Intel iMacs have all, as far as I know, used "laptop" chip designs -- Yonah and Merom, before this one. Although, in this chip's case, it's a bit of a stretch to call it a laptop design!)
 
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ZachPruckowski

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I agree that we won't be seeing this. It'd be a bit too hot for the anorexic MBPs. I mean, if they weren't so thin-obsessed, sure, but while 44 Watts will fit in a 19-20 inch Alienware gaming beast with SLI, it's not getting in a no-desktop-replacement notebook
 
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squeeks

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And why would one need to have the newest components all the time?

i do

but ill believe a 25-30 watt 3ghz chip when i see one

the reason apple uses laptop chips in the imac is because they run cooler they also come at a premium which is why everyone dosent do that
 
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Santa Rosa

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I wish my Mac was in date forever!! Get a sick feeling in the bottom of my stomach to see whats coming out next and knowing I cant get it!!!

Also as a reply to earlier, bragging rights are very important lol, at least in my group of friends :rolleyes:
 
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Santa Rosa

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Im not a fan of making big purchases like that on eBay. Its something I try and steer well clear of. If you can afford to loose it then fine otherwise for me I just have to leave it!! Cant have everything in life although I try!!!
 
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squeeks

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Im not a fan of making big purchases like that on eBay. Its something I try and steer well clear of. If you can afford to loose it then fine otherwise for me I just have to leave it!! Cant have everything in life although I try!!!

yeah i agree about buying something that big, i ment sell your old one so you could buy the newest thing
 
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Intel Launches Mobile Extreme CPU (Already in iMac)

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Intel announced the Core 2 Extreme X7900 yesterday at Games Convention 2007.

The 2.8GHz Merom processor offers a 4MB L2 cache with support for 800MHz Front Side Bus.

Readers will recognize this chip as the chip that was announced in the iMac on August 7th as a high end configuration. It appears that Apple is able to get preferential shipments on upcoming Intel processors. Intel had previously provided Apple with a 3.0GHz Xeon (Clovertown) processor with an early limited production.

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PlaceofDis

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very nice work.

i'm glad that Intel and Apple have a good relationship. much better than the Motorola/IBM days.
 
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~Shard~

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The Apple-Intel relationship definitely seems to be a bit better than the Apple-Motorola relationship of years past. Preferential treatment is great, hopefully it will continue with the upcoiming Penryn chips. :cool:
 
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deputy_doofy

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The Apple-Intel relationship definitely seems to be a bit better than the Apple-Motorola relationship of years past. Preferential treatment is great, hopefully it will continue with the upcoiming Penryn chips. :cool:

While Apple always played a part in the AIM alliance, there were too many egos to protect - mainly IBM and Motorola. Neither one wanted to listen to the other about how to proceed after the G3. I think Intel might appreciate Apple's input - however indirect - about how their chips should proceed, energy-wise. Of course, I base that statement purely on remembering something I read (though I don't know if it was factual or someone's opinion on these forums).
 
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arkmannj

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cool, I've asked this before (I think on M.R.) wonder if we'll see thin in MBP anytime soon. I'm wondering because I'll be in the market starting next week for a new laptop. But I don't wan't to play the waiting game for "the next update" forever.

As a side note; any opinions on if I should go 15" or 17" ?
I'm torn between LCD vs Higher Res diplay.
 
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Panu

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Extreme? I'm not sure.

I bought a 24" iMac with a 2.8 Core 2 Extreme CPU, or at least that's what the order and the acknowledgement says. "About This Mac" reports a Core 2 Duo, though.

I haven't talked to Apple about this yet, but is there a 2.8 Core 2 Duo? Is the iMac misreporting the CPU?

Hm.
 
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Snowy_River

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I bought a 24" iMac with a 2.8 Core 2 Extreme CPU, or at least that's what the order and the acknowledgement says. "About This Mac" reports a Core 2 Duo, though.

I haven't talked to Apple about this yet, but is there a 2.8 Core 2 Duo? Is the iMac misreporting the CPU?

Hm.

The Extreme is a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo. There is no Core 2 Duo Merom chip that runs at 2.8GHz, except the 'Extreme'.
 
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