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IDF Day 2 - Mobility Keynote

IDF Day 2 - Clarksfield debuts

Manufacturer: Intel

Intel's Dadi Perlmutter, head of the Intel Architecture Group, took to the keynote stage this morning at IDF to talk about mobility. The theme for his keynote was that mobile computing has to be cool, but because not everyone is the same, cool can mean many different things.

IDF Day 2 - Mobility keynote IDF Day 2 - Clarksfield debuts

He unveiled three new Core i7 quad-core processors for laptops based on the Clarksfield design, which is effectively a mobile version of Lynnfield. Perlmutter then invited Mooly Eden, head of Intel's PC client group, onto stage to discuss some of the processors' details.

IDF Day 2 - Mobility keynote IDF Day 2 - Clarksfield debuts

Like Lynnfield, Clarksfield features a dual-channel memory controller, supporting speeds up to DDR3-1333, 16 PCI-Express lanes, a single chip chipset (in this case, the PM55 Express) and an impressive Turbo Boost mode. There are differences between Clarksfield and Lynnfield though - the biggest being the lower power consumption and there's also the slightly smaller 989-pin socket.

IDF Day 2 - Mobility keynote IDF Day 2 - Clarksfield debuts