Quad Core Chips for Notebooks Will Bring Desktop Performance to Portables

Quad Core Chips for Notebooks Will Bring Desktop Performance to Portables

If you’re somebody who thinks that your notebook computer should be able to run performance-hungry games like Crysis at 60fps with everything jacked up to 11, then you’ll probably be pleased to know that Intel will be producing at least one quad-core chip for notebooks by the third quarter of this year. The new chip, rumoured to be called the Core 2 Extreme QX9300, will be built using the latest 45nm technology, and it will come out some time after the Centrino 2 platform appears in Q2.

Of course, it was only a few weeks ago that Intel officially announced Atom, a very low-power processor that should be popular for sub-notebooks like the Eee PC and other devices in which battery life is at a premium. [IDG/Good Gear Guide]