Intel has launched several new Sandy Bridge processors that include three quad core and one dual core processors. The first one is the Core i7 2860XM which is going to take away â€śmost powerful mobile processorâ€ť badge from the Core i7 2820XM that powers the Alienware M18x.
The 2960XM runs at 2.7GHz clock speed which will be able to overclock itself to 3.7GHz under Turbo Boost mode. TDP of the processor is 55 watts and will cost 1096 dollars to the notebook manufactures.
The Core i7 2860QM will replace 2820QM. It runs at 2.5GHz clock speed (3.5GHz under Turbo mode) and has a TDP of 45 watts. Price is almost half of what 2960QM costs â€“ 568 dollars. Next is the Core i7 2760QM. This will retail at just 378 dollars and is mere 0.1GHz slower than the 2860QM in normal as-well-as Turbo mode. TDP is 45 watts.
Last is the Core i7 2640M (replaces Core i7 2620QM, 2630QM, being used in the Asus G73SW) which is a dual core processor; runs at 2.8GHz and overclocks itself to 3.5 when required. TDP is 35 watts. Price will be 346 dollars to the manufactures.
Check out Core i7 2820XM review at notebooksnews.com to know how fast it really is.related queries: 2760QM vs 2860QM, 2820qm vs 2960xm, i7 2640qm 2 8GHz benchmark, i7 2960qm, i7-2760qm, intel core i7 2760qm vs 2640m, sandy bridge core i7 2760QM solidworks benchmarks, upgrade from intel core i7 2760 to 2860