Mobile CPU buyer's guide: Quick reference charts

Find top specifications and pricing info for today's crop of mobile processors.

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High-end mobile CPUs

AMD

AMD currently has no mobile processors in this category.

Intel

 

CPU Family

Model

Cores

Clock Speed

Front-Side

Bus Speed

L2 Cache

Fabrication

Process

Thermal Design

Power (TDP)

Price

 
 

Core 2 Extreme Mobile

QX9300

4

2.53 GHz

1,066 MHz

12MB

45nm

45 watts

$1,214

 
 

Core 2 Quad Mobile

Q9100

4

2.26 GHz

1,066 MHz

12MB

45nm

45 watts

$1,000

 
 

Core 2 Extreme Mobile

X9000

2

2.8 GHz

800 MHz

6MB

45nm

44 watts

$954

 
 

Core 2 Extreme Mobile

X7900

2

2.8 GHz

800 MHz

4MB

65nm

44 watts

$932

 
 

Core 2 Extreme Mobile

X7800

2

2.6 GHz

800 MHz

4MB

65nm

44 watts

$925

 

Notes:

1.  Neither Intel nor AMD publishes per-unit prices for its CPUs, so we used Google Shopping to determine average street prices. Prices for these charts are current as of December 2008; however, processor prices are always subject to change and will drop over time.

2.  The 45-nanometer fabrication process is a new chip-manufacturing technology that results in more energy-efficient CPUs than the older 65nm process (which is in turn more efficient than the still-older 90nm process). Intel began using the 45nm method for some of its processors in late 2007; AMD currently offers no 45nm mobile CPUs.

3.  You can find more detailed specifications for the two companies' entire processor lines at the AMD site and the Intel site, respectively.

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