Intel unveils 'Extreme' processor for extreme gaming on laptops and notebooks

At the Leipzig Gaming convention, Intel unveiled the Core 2 Extreme X7900 Mobile processor for laptop and notebook PCs. The processors will be available in the "unlocked" mode, implying that it can be overclocked both by the system makers and the end users.

Here's a quote from an article on X-bit labs:

“The Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor X7900 is Intel’s highest performing notebook CPU from Intel and provides outstanding capabilities for high-end gaming and demanding applications – at home and on the go,” a statement by Intel reads.

The features of the new X7900 processor include:

  • 2.8 GHz processor speed
  • 800 MHz front side bus
  • 4 MB L2 cache

With a power consumption of 45 watts, the processor will definitely be hard on batteries. With more powerful graphics cards, the platform could be a sure success for mobile gaming enthusiasts. Overclocking options make the prospects for the system more enticing. While there are inherent advantages for system performance via overclocking (CoolTechZone), it also has its inherent risks.

More news links about Core 2 Extreme X7900:


R click>Taskbar(The open area between Start and the Clock)>Task Manager>Processes tab>R click a Process(some do not allow for two CPU control)>Set Affinity...>You now see the Processor Affinity page. On the CPU Performance tab--CPU History graph>View>CPU History>One graph per CPU---you can tell if your computer has two CPU's. I think that the Task Manager runs in the L1 cache.

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