Intel Nehalem mobile processors rumored for fall release

Excited by the prospect of Intel Nehalem being available in your favorite mobile device? You might just be in luck come October. That is, if the latest rumor regarding this processor's release date holds true.

The quad-core chips were initially set for a summer release but it's looking like September or early October is the likely reveal time now. We don't know why the anticipated release would be pushed back, but what we do know are a few specs.

For instance, the mobile version of Nehalem is a real power hog starting at 45W and three versions will be available, at least at first, including the 1.6GHz P1, 1.73GHz P2 and 2GHz Extreme. Other features include automatic overclocking and hyperthreading.