Intel today announced its Core i7 Mobile Processor for laptop computers, as well as an "Extreme Edition" version designed for gaming machines. The company, though, isn't just touting the improved processor clock speed - which is 75 percent faster through the use of Intel's Turbo Boost Technology.
Instead, the company is emphasizing the hyper-threading technology that gives performance a boost while the computer is processing multiple, resource-heavy applications. From the company's announcement:
The new Intel Core i7 mobile processors also include two-channel DDR3 1333 MHz memory support and full 1 x16 or 2 x8 PCI Express* 2.0 graphics. Whether users are editing a video, composing a song, playing a video game or updating their Facebook* status with the latest YouTube* video craze, Intel Core i7 mobile processors adapt to provide the right processing power for the task, with more performance and flexibility to match their on-the-go needs.
PC makers Asus, Dell, HP and Toshiba are among those that began shipping laptops today based on the Core i7 mobile processor, previously codenamed "Clarksfield."