Monday, 02 May 2011 10:10

Core i7 2920XM is the fastest mobile CPU until Q4 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Certain replacement with Ivy Bridge
Intel’s fastest quad core Sandy bridge mobile part is called Core i7 2920XM and this is a 2.5GHz clocked notebook quad core with eight threads. This 32nm CPU has 8MB of cache and graphics running at 650MHz and when necessary, it will turbo to 1300MHz.

The CPU itself can turbo to 3.5GHz, which is pretty nice for a mobile quad core. The bad thing is the 55W TDP, which practically translates to hot lap. Of course these CPUs usually land in 17'' gaming notebooks as they can benefit from quad cores and eight threads.

According to Intel’s current plan, this CPU remains the fastest one until at least Q4 2011 and it leaves an option for potential update in Q4 2011. One thing is for certain - this generation gets replaced with Ivy Bridge in first half of 2012, most likely already in Q1 2012 but we cannot confirm this now.

The price of this CPU remains unchanged at $1096.00 apiece, at least until something faster comes out.


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+15 #1 JAB Creations 2011-05-02 11:03
But can it play Counter-Strike?
 
 
+7 #2 pogsnet 2011-05-02 12:25
Powerful CPU but crappy GPU... still it goes to average machine. But once you add up discrete GPU to this machine, more power sucking and heat generating components will be the outcome. Which is a desktop category already.
 
 
-3 #3 rootheday 2011-05-02 14:26
Quoting JAB Creations:
But can it play Counter-Strike?


Yes:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html

reports CS:S at 110 FPS at high settings.

And many more recent games run great at medium/low settings and resolutions.
 
 
+5 #4 mamisano 2011-05-02 15:24
Title should read "Fastest Intel mobile CPU until Q4". You don't know if or what mobile based Bulldozer offerings will be available before then.

Also, $1100 for JUST the CPU alone? Sounds a bit ludicrous to me.
 
 
+4 #5 aussiebear 2011-05-02 19:11
Quoting mamisano:
Title should read "Fastest Intel mobile CPU until Q4". You don't know if or what mobile based Bulldozer offerings will be available before then.



Actually, we do. AMD outlined their roadmap at the beginning of this year during their presentation at CES 2011...To recap:

* First generation Bulldozer won't be in the mobile CPU sector. Only Llano and Bobcat-based APUs will be.

* 2nd gen Bulldozer will be introduced to the mobile market in 2012, as Llano is replaced with Trinity...This occurs in both Mainstream desktop and mobile markets...They'll come in dual and quad-core versions. (Only desktop Mainstream/Enthusiast marketed Bulldozers get 6- and 8-core.)
 
 
0 #6 mamisano 2011-05-03 16:08
Quoting aussiebear:
Actually, we do. AMD outlined their roadmap at the beginning of this year during their presentation at CES 2011...To recap:

* First generation Bulldozer won't be in the mobile CPU sector. Only Llano and Bobcat-based APUs will be.

* 2nd gen Bulldozer will be introduced to the mobile market in 2012, as Llano is replaced with Trinity...This occurs in both Mainstream desktop and mobile markets...They'll come in dual and quad-core versions. (Only desktop Mainstream/Enthusiast marketed Bulldozers get 6- and 8-core.)


Thanks for the info!
 
 
0 #7 fuadzilla 2011-05-03 18:44
i'd rather go for a honeymoon with my 1k. hah. it's only worth a crappy chip? go kill yourself, intel!
 

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