The 2.6 GHz (that is an 8% increase of Intel’s former fastest) dual core processor sports 4MB of L2 cache and an 800MHz front-side bus. Intel has removed overspeed protection on it for overclocking and higher performance.
The Core 2 Extreme X7800 has power saving features and Advanced Media Boost to help out laptop power users in the business world giving users desktop performance in a laptop package.
The processor costs $851 to laptop makers, so it is not going to be in any bargain bin soon. Word is you’ll see laptops featuring this processor in 2 weeks.