Originally Posted by Davidlove
Hi everyone I have been hearing that new centrinos are coming out. With faster front side bus and pci express!! When will it come out. I am not buy anything with the mobility 9700 it really sucks in halo. DOes anyone now that its going to come out before x-mass hope so.
Yes...the new centrinos will be out soon but not in-time for xmas. These are the centrinos compatable with 533MHz FSB. The new chipset "Alviso" is still under development and has been pushed back even further than the original schedule. The last report was Q1 '05 but reports this week suggest that this schedule may be pushed back too.
There has been NO plans to move the centrino onto a PCI-e platform yet. Only just this month have any notebooks been announced on PCI-e. These are the top-end notebooks only with the the desktop P4 Prescott processor.
For now, the 9700 IS the most powerful graphics on a centrino.
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