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Intel Core i7-680UM: Ultra-low voltage (ULV) – Coming Soon

Currently Apple’s top-end MacBook Pro features a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 chip, these chips are extremely high performance, however its downfall is that in portable computers the processor can be hard to keep cool, Apple recently found this out the hard way.

A recent article posted on SlashGear suggests that we could well see the release of a ultra-low voltage version of the Core i7 pretty soon, this should enhance devices battery life and keep cooler, however an ULV Core i7 will not perform as well as a standard i7, the chips will also be available for standard desktops, this means that it will help towards cheaper energy bills and be more environmentally friendly.

Apparently one chip which is apparently lined up is the Intel Core i7-680UM, this quad-core chip will have four 1.4GHz cores along with 4MB of cache, unless you are an extremely high-end user the performance this chip will offer should be sufficient.

We are unsure of an exact release date, however experts predict they should show up sometime in 2010, currently we have heard no details regarding pricing, therefore we will have to keep you posted.

Source: SlashGear


  • L33t

    The Core i7 680UM is an Arrandale, it has two cores, not four.

    • heh

      well 2 physical cores, but 4 logical cores. :


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