Intel Preps Quad-Core CPU for Lappies

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2008 is gonna be an interesting year if Intel keeps its promises. You see, on their 2008 roadmap sits a quad-core Penryn mobile processor designed for intense gaming and hardcore power users. Quad-core to go? You better believe it.

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Intel's not saying how they plan on achieving this or what kinda battery life these lappies will have, but as long as they don't fry my kneecaps or burst into flames, this will definitely be worth waiting for, even if only for bragging rights.

Intel to Offer Quad Core Mobile CPUs in 2008? [LaptopLogic]

DISCUSSION

kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I'm pretty sure this is inevitable. Pure speed is becoming a non-issue. It's just multitasking that will become the most important. Current systems don't optimize quads and duals as well as they should, but they will soon enough. Future OS's will definitely be geared towards harnessing multiple cores.

I don't see where people are getting all this overheating stuff from. If the chips are efficient enough they shouldn't overheat at all with a proper cooling mechanism. If a quad processor ran at 1.5GHz in a future laptop, it's likely that it will outperform our current 2.66/3+GHz duals we have now, and then be able to do more at the same time.