santa rosa?

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
call me stupid but what in the heck is SANTA ROSA?

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    rob05aurob05au Posts: 348member
    More info please
  • Reply 2 of 6
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    It's a bit confusing because some of the Macworld events are held in Santa Rosa California:



    http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/09/19/mce/index.php



    and Intel are releasing a new mobile CPU codenamed Santa Rosa in 2007:



    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01...trino_roadmap/



    Perhaps the two names are not just coincidental.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,698member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin


    and Intel are releasing a new mobile CPU codenamed Santa Rosa in 2007:



    Santa Rosa is not a CPU, it is a chipset. It is the next generation of the Centrino platform and will support the Merom processor.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. H


    Santa Rosa is not a CPU, it is a chipset. It is the next generation of the Centrino platform and will support the Merom processor.



    What advantages does it give over the one we have now?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,698member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin


    What advantages does it give over the one we have now?



    The main ones are:



    Higher FSB speed

    Advanced dynamic FSB speed adaptation to increase battery life

    Support for "Robson", Intel's flash memory optimisation to reduce boot times and reduce HDD access to improve battery life.

    X3000 integrated graphics to replace the GMA950



    More can be found here.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,195moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. H


    X3000 integrated graphics to replace the GMA950



    More can be found here.



    Excellent, dual display support too. I'm imagining a cheap workstation running Shake and CS3 on a quad-core Mini with dual screens.
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