Next-Gen Intel Notebook Platform "Calpella" Details

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The Intel platform in notebooks hitting shelves at this moment is Montevina, the first to go by the Centrino 2 moniker. Though it's fresh out the door, Digitimes supposedly has some details on Calpella, the one that'll follow it next summer.

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It's for the second generation of their upcoming Nehalem based processors (specifically Clarksfield and Auburndale), and it'll drop Intel's current northbridge and southbridge chipset arrangement-stuff like the memory controller will be integrated with the CPU (AMD style) for more bandwidth and lower latency, while a single integrated chipset codenamed Ibex Peak-M picks up the rest of the slack.

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Wireless will be pretty similar to Montevina, with two wireless module options-Pumka Peak will have 802.11 a/b/g/n while Kilmer Peak will roll with WiMax. [Digitimes via Inquirer

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@iomegaman5:

I always say that you should buy the best of what's available & affordable now & wait as long as possible before upgrading.

If you wait for the Calpella units to be shipping, Intel will be tempting you w/ what is then 12 months out (or what they would like to have on the market in 12 months)