Originally Posted by Volcano
can you tell me how you know about the quads comming out next year? and what kind of duo cores are comming next summer? i talked to a guy on another website and told me i was better of staying with duo and he convinced me. i was compairing the core 2 quad intel Q9300 2.53ghz 1066mhz or the intel core 2 duo T9800 2.93 ghz 1066mhz and since both are the best quad core and duo cores there is on laptops right now he said the T9800 is the way to go. i would like to look into these quads that are comming out next summer.
Actually they next quads are coming out this fall or winter, and the next dual-cores are coming out in January. The quads are clocked pretty low (1.6-2 Ghz) but are based on a newer architecture (called Nehalem), which makes them noticeably more powerful than current mobile CPUs running at the same speeds. However, they may or may not be as powerful as the significantly higher-clocked current mobile CPU offerings. Nobody knows yet how the new dual-core mobile CPUs will be clocked, but they will also be based on the Nehalem architecture.
Intel's plan after that is hazy, but there has been some speculation that toward the end of 2010, they will launch mobile quads based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, which incorporates all of the Nehalem features and adds better automatic demand-based core overclocking and better power management. However, chances are that the Sandy Bridge processors won't yet be released by next summer.
edit: AMD also plans to release mobile quad-core processors next year, although precisely when and what clock speed the processors will run at are mysteries.