Intel unveils Montevina – next-gen mobile platform

Intel unveils Montevina – next-gen mobile platform

Montevina will launch in the middle of 2008 and will feature a Penryn processor at the heart.

Yesterday morning, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel’s next generation platform is codenamed Montevina and is expected to launch in the middle of 2008.

During this morning’s mobility keynote Dadi Perlmutter, Intel senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s mobility group, released some details on the new platform.

He said that Montevina will span the full range of notebook design from mini-notes to full-sized desktop replacements. At the heart of the Montevina platform, there will be a 45nm Penryn processor and interestingly, Intel is planning to lower the standard voltage chips from a 35W TDP to 25W.

Montevina won’t be the first platform to support Penryn, as there is a Santa Rosa refresh due when the new mobile processors launch at the start of next year.

The platform will include integrated support for Blu-ray and HD DVD along with next-generation data manageability and security features for businesses. Montevina will also integrate both WiFi and WiMAX which, according to Intel will not result in increased power consumption.

While WiMAX is something that the US market desperately needs, we Brits already have high-speed Internet connectivity on the move thanks to the wonder that is HSDPA.

Intel will reduce the package sizes on its chips with Montevina, allowing motherboard dimensions to be reduced to around 60 percent of the size of a similar Santa Rosa-based motherboard. The new packaging will also allow notebooks to be around 25 percent thinner too.

During Otellini’s keynote there was a Montevina “notebook” up and running, but it wasn’t exactly elegant – it was sitting in a dummy case. However, this morning Dadi Perlmutter showed off the first notebook based on the new platform. Both machines were running Windows and running it well.

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DarkLord7854 19th September 2007, 22:48 Quote
Stoppp!!!! Enough!!! I'm already drooling over all the new announcements >.<

xtroid22k 19th September 2007, 23:46 Quote
Now how am I suppose to explain to my fiance we can't have fun tonight
Spaceraver 20th September 2007, 00:37 Quote
As long as we can chuck those processors into a standard ATX motherboard and get ultra quit HTPC's, it's GOOOD..
Bluephoenix 20th September 2007, 02:06 Quote
great, the day after I get my new Santa-Rosa Vaio FZ190 I read this. :( :'(
Joeymac 20th September 2007, 07:35 Quote
25% thinner Macbook/Pro's... holy cow.
DXR_13KE 20th September 2007, 12:18 Quote
Intel is planning to lower the standard voltage chips from a 35W TDP to 25W.

voltage is now measured in watts?
Hamish 20th September 2007, 12:24 Quote
Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
voltage is now measured in watts?

no but TDP is:

'standard voltage chips' are being reduced from '35W TDP to 25W TDP'
DXR_13KE 20th September 2007, 13:06 Quote
zero0ne 20th September 2007, 16:06 Quote
TDP = total dissipated power, correct?
[<x>] Kiyusoma 22nd September 2007, 00:27 Quote
Splynncryth 28th September 2007, 02:20 Quote
The board was most likely the reference board since Intel rarely designs actual notebooks.

I know Menlow was discussed at the Spring IDF, but was there any more on it this time around? It seems like Montevina and Menlow may have some market overlap so I was hoping that might have been something they discussed.
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