Description: Mobile processor succeeding Prescott-M and Yonah built on a 65 nm process. Accompanied by the Crestine chipset. Recent rumours claim that Merom is a major new core design with multiple cores and, depending on version, 2-4 MB of cache, which will also form the base for the next desktop chip, Conroe. Said to consume about 45W.
Earlier said to launch in 05-H2 or 2007, prototype chips has been out since May of 2006.
Merom is part of the Santa Rosa Centrino platform, succeeding Napa. Said to be used in future Macs.
Bus speed to go up to 800 MHz in 2007-H1.
Will be named T7600, the T7400, the T7200 and T5600.
Bus speed 667 (later 800) MHz L2 cache 2-4 MB L1 cache 32 kB D, 32 kB I Process 65 nm Core speed 1.83 - 2.33 GHz Transistors 167-291 M Power 45 W (ULV:9W, note 34 W) Type Mobile w IA32e Core Merom Pipeline 14 stage
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