Intel launches low cost mobile Quad Core chip
Intel has launched low cost quad core mobile processor and added more mobile Core 2 Duo processors to its chip lineup.
Acer was one of the first PC makers to announce a system with the new quad-core processor. Acer released the Aspire 8930G-7665 laptop specially designed for gaming using the new Intel Core 2 Quad Mobile Processor Q9000, which runs at 2.53GHz. The laptop comes with a 18.4-inch WUXGA screen and Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT graphics with 512 MB of video memory, 4 GB of memory, 500 GB 7200 RPM hard disk drive. The laptop also includes a Blu-ray disc player, built-in Wi-Fi support, a webcam and Windows Vista Premium. The manufacturer suggested retail price is approx. USD 1,799.
The Q9000 processor is listed at USD 350, less expensive than the existing QX9300 mobile quad-core processor and the Q9100. Both of these processors, however, have 12MB of cache memory, double the amount of the latest Q9000, which has 6 MB of cache. And the more cache memory, the faster the processor.
Intel also listed four new dual-core processors for laptops: the 2.93GHz T9800, the 2.66GHz P9600 Core 2 Duo, the 2.66GHz T9550, and the 2.53GHz P8700.