Intel intros next-generation Centrino Duo platform
Intel has formally announced ‘Santa Rosa’, the next generation of its Centrino notebook platform, which will incorporate 802.11n Wi-Fi, ‘Robson’ NAND Flash hard drive cache and GMA X3000 integrated graphics.
It’s no surprise that Santa Rosa will feature Core 2 Duo, but this one can run on an 800MHz frontside bus. However, the bus speed can be dynamically reduced and raised according to demand to deliver power savings.
Santa Rosa’s ‘Crestline’ North Bridge chip is now formally named the 965GM. It connects to 533MHz or 667MHZ DDR 2 SDRAM and the platform’s ICH8M South Bridge. The 965GM will contain Intel’s GMA X3000 integrated graphics engine with Clear Video Technology for piping video data through the pixel shaders.
Full article: reghardware.co.uk