http://www.cnet.com/8301-13924_1-9893748-64.html?tag=nefd.top Intel Centrino 2 chips coming in two waves Posted by Brooke Crothers Post a Comment Intel will roll out its first wave of mainstream 45-nanometer "Montevina" Centrino 2 mobile processors by June then follow this up in September with additional chips including the first quad-core mobile processor. HP's HDX gaming laptop would be a candidate for the mobile quad-core chip HP's HDX gaming laptop would be a candidate for the mobile quad-core chip (Credit: HP, Intel) Though some Montevina processor--which Intel recently branded Centrino 2--specifics are out there already, scheduling and other details have now been confirmed by sources close to Intel. In short, schedules posted on the site Vr-Zone, among other sites, are currently the most accurate, according to sources. It is also now clear that the first quad-core mobile processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX9300, will likely launch in September at a clock speed of 2.53GHz and be priced at just over $1,000. This chip will also boast a massive 12MB cache and have a Thermal Design Power (TDP or thermal envelope) of 45 watts, rivaling desktop quad-core processors.