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Intel demos quad-core Clarksfield laptop

Intel demos quad-core Clarksfield laptop

Intel demonstrated what we believe is the world's first Nehalem-based laptop this morning.

COMPUTEX 2009: Intel demoed what is believed to be the world’s first ‘Clarksfield’ based laptop this morning, which featured a quad-core processor derived from Intel’s Nehalem architecture.

Clarksfield is built on Intel’s 32nm process and features four physical cores and eight threads thanks to HyperThreading technology.

The machine was an Asus engineering sample, featuring an undisclosed Nvidia mobile GPU and we had chance to have a quick play around with Crysis at 1,920 x 1,080, which all looked pretty impressive.

Its form factor was definitely not going to be classed as slender, but it was thinner than most gaming laptops of this class we’ve seen in recent years. Intel says that Nehalem’s “flexible and power efficient” architecture is to thank for this.

Intel refused to disclose any further details on Clarksfield at this time, so clock frequencies, amount of cache and thermal design power will have to wait for another day. The company’s representatives also refused to nail down a release date, but one spokesperson did suggest that it would “be out before the end of the year,” which suggests that Intel’s 32nm process is well ahead of schedule like the company promised a few months back.

One thing to note is that we don’t expect to see quad-core processors in Thin and Light notebooks any time soon – you’re probably going to have to wait until 2010 to see Nehalem based ultra-portables with the graphics core integrated onto the CPU die.

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C-Sniper 3rd June 2009, 05:55 Quote
WHAT?! A LAPTOP RUNNING CRYSIS? BLASPHEMY!

Bindi, I expect a FULL review of one of these laptops Pronto. :p
GoodBytes 3rd June 2009, 07:02 Quote
My laptop purcahsed in November (Dell E6400 with the Quadro NVS 160M) runs Crysis fine at 1440x900... just everything else is at near minimum settings, which looks like the picture in the article.

The thing with this game is if you increase texture, the graphics already look better than if you increased the other visual settings.
Xlog 3rd June 2009, 08:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by GoodBytes
My laptop purcahsed in November (Dell E6400 with the Quadro NVS 160M) runs Crysis fine at 1440x900... just everything else is at near minimum settings, which looks like the picture in the article.

The thing with this game is if you increase texture, the graphics already look better than if you increased the other visual settings.

Have the same laptop and I can't even run CSS (interestingly RA2 too) at decent FPS rate with minimum settings, how the hell do you run Crysis on it? Anyway, using laptop for gaming is like buying Caterham for everyday use.
perplekks45 3rd June 2009, 10:05 Quote
That is... meh.
At least for me. Gaming on a laptop is about as important to me as the answer to the question how many rice corns are in sushi on average.
OWNED66 3rd June 2009, 13:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-Sniper
WHAT?! A LAPTOP RUNNING CRYSIS? BLASPHEMY!

Bindi, I expect a FULL review of one of these laptops Pronto. :p

some companies are selling 280m GTX in sli and u could also choose a core i7 965

xicomputers and sagar will have them soon
l3v1ck 3rd June 2009, 15:03 Quote
If they really wanted to save power they'd make a dual core 32nm version for laptops.
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