Intel is on track to introduce its next-generation mobile processor “Merom”, which will also serve for as foundation for a range of desktop and server processors in September of this year. Merom will launch at 2.33 GHz and bring 64-bit capability to a refreshed mobile processor platform code-named Napa64. Merom silicon as part of the Napa64 platform (Calistoga chipset) is on track, but currently shows higher power consumption levels than the company anticipated. Preliminary tests also revealed than power consumption under Vista is about 5 to 10% higher than under Windows XP. A completely new platform codenamed Santa Rosa for Merom will be arriving in the second quarter of 2007.

Intel is on track to introduce its next-generation mobile processor “Merom”, which will also serve for as foundation for a range of desktop and server processors in September of this year. Merom will launch at 2.33 GHz and bring 64-bit capability to a refreshed mobile processor platform code-named Napa64. Merom silicon as part of the Napa64 platform (Calistoga chipset) is on track, but currently shows higher power consumption levels than the company anticipated. Preliminary tests also revealed than power consumption under Vista is about 5 to 10% higher than under Windows XP. A completely new platform codenamed Santa Rosa for Merom will be arriving in the second quarter of 2007.