Within the announcements of its annual developer forum, Intel today launched a new generation of CPUs for laptops, based on the Core i7 architecture (codename Nehalem). With four cores on a single chip, the new Core i7 Mobile processors (with Extreme edition) are produced within the company's 45 nanometer process and highlight features present in the current Mac Pro.
For example, the new Core i7 for laptops offer optimal computing efficiency for multi-threading, something present in the Xeon processors that Apple uses in its professional machines and servers. In addition, they have the new Quick Path Interconnect instead of front-side bus and technology Turbo Boost, to increase the working frequency of the CPU by up to 75% when necessary, without impairing its operation.
The specialized media that put their hands on one of the notebooks equipped with a Core i7 was able to attest to its remarkable speed, but at the same time said that it consumes much more energy than the current generation of processors from Intel. An example of these products is a launch from Toshiba, the Qosmio, a professional notebook that will be available for purchase from October 13th, with a factory Blu-ray optical drive (amazed?).
There is no exact forecast of when the entire notebook industry will follow the arrival of the new Core i7 to the market, as some companies will have to consider the new processors in very particular ways in their products. Apple, for example, which updated its MacBook line in the middle of the year, must wait for Intel's next generation of mobile chips scheduled for early 2010, at 32 nanometers to consider any MacBook updates.