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Intel today unveiled sixteen new processors, but fails to set an actual street date for quad-core offerings

At the International 2008 Consumer Electronics Show Intel today unveiled 16 new processors, all of which are constructed on the company’s 45nm node. The new processor now brings the number of 45nm Intel processors, including server, desktop, and mobile chips, to 32.  

Of the 16 processors launched today, five are mobile chips, four are server chips and the remaining seven processors are desktop chips.  The new chips offer lower power consumption along with higher performance.

Included in the announcement today are Intel’s first 45nm mobile chips for its Centrino mobile platform. The company states that the new chips are 25% smaller than previous models, making them easier to integrate into mobile devices.

Asus and Foxconn roadmaps indicate Apple will announce a new portable computing device based on these 45nm mobile processors next week.

Intel differentiates the launch date of its three 45-nm Core 2 Quad chips from its Core 2 Duo offerings and does not specifically state the Core 2 Quad processors will launch in January. Instead, the company labels the launch dates of the three quad-core chips as Q1, indicating that Intel delayed availability of its Core 2 Quad desktop processors to either February or March.

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claimed Intel relaxed its launch date on 45nm Core 2 Quad to prolong the life of its nearly competitionless 65nm Core 2 Quad. 

Intel adamantly denied this allegation, though the company could not provide any alternative explanation for the delay either.



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Price and commercial names
By henrikfm on 1/8/2008 6:21:14 AM , Rating: 2
Which are the names and price?




RE: Price and commercial names
By henrikfm on 1/8/2008 8:11:05 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Price and commercial names
By TomZ on 1/8/2008 8:56:00 AM , Rating: 2
Looks like the quads are due out Q1/2008 still, so that's not much of a delay AFAIK.


By crystal clear on 1/8/2008 8:32:36 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Price and commercial names
By crystal clear on 1/8/2008 9:43:18 AM , Rating: 6
Core 2 Extreme X9000 at 2.8GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo T9500 at 2.6GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo T9300 at 2.5GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo T8300 at 2.4GHz with 3MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo T8100 at 2.1GHz with 3MB of L2 cache

Core 2 Quad Q9550 at 2.83GHz with 12MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Quad Q9450 at 2.66GHz with 12MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Quad Q9300 at 2.50GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo E8500 at 3.16GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo E8400 at 3GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo E8200 at 2.66GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo E8190 at 2.66GHz with 6MB of L2 cache

Quad-core Xeon X3360 at 2.83GHz with 12MB of L2 cache
Quad-core Xeon X3350 at 2.66GHz with 12MB of L2 cache
Quad-core Xeon X3320 at 2.5GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Dual-core Xeon E3110 at 3GHz with 6MB of L2 cache


RE: Price and commercial names
By Alias1431 on 1/8/2008 1:42:42 PM , Rating: 2
Core 2 Duo E8200 at 2.66GHz with 6MB of L2 cache
Core 2 Duo E8190 at 2.66GHz with 6MB of L2 cache

What is the difference here?


By crystal clear on 1/8/2008 1:53:10 PM , Rating: 2
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor E8190^

^ No Intel® VT or Intel® TXT.


performance?
By Screwballl on 1/8/2008 10:42:57 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
The new chips offer lower power consumption along with higher performance.


all real and unbiased benchmarking of these new processors only show a 2-5% performance gain in any real world usage and use 2-8% less power. I believe they are working on them conservatively and the second spin/generation of these 45nm MIGHT have a real impact.

The thing is these 45nm are a step forward, not a step up like some may be claiming. the step up will come with the 32nm procs.




RE: performance?
By AlvinCool on 1/8/2008 10:46:51 AM , Rating: 2
Well I got a symphony water cooler just dyin to get latched onto one of these 45nm chips. I'd like to use an Asus Maximus Extreme that has water cooling for the MB built onto it. If it runs stable with that setup at 4ghz I consider it money well spent


RE: performance?
By Captain Orgazmo on 1/8/2008 8:19:27 PM , Rating: 2
From some of the the preliminary testing I have seen, the new 45nm quad cores can run at near 4GHz on air cooling, nevermind water, and the dual cores' overclocking ability is only limited by whatever you can get the fsb clock to run at. Just wait until Nehalem with the integrated mem controller... 5GHz+ ?


RE: performance?
By PlasmaBomb on 1/8/2008 11:08:57 AM , Rating: 2
Xbitlabs has the new E8XXX series using about a third less power than the E6XXX series.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/intel...


RE: performance?
By TomZ on 1/8/2008 11:38:36 AM , Rating: 3
The comparison between the E8xxxx and X2 6400+ is pretty laughable, since the E8xxxx outperforms the X2 by a very wide margin while only around 85-90% less power during idle and 70-75% less power during full load. Kind of an unfair comparison if you ask me.


RE: performance?
By Screwballl on 1/8/2008 1:11:25 PM , Rating: 2
no one said anything about AMD... comparing these new Intels to the existing Core2Duos... this is where my 3-5% numbers came in....


By archcommus on 1/8/2008 2:01:09 PM , Rating: 2
I may be wanting to get this new Q9300 this summer, but I know Nehalem will be out by year's end. Technologically, Nehalem will offer significant changes (IMC, etc.), but performance-wise and to the end-user, are these changes worth waiting for, or will it be okay to have a LGA775 board for the next 2-3 years?




By crystal clear on 1/8/2008 2:45:13 PM , Rating: 2
Intel is on track to deliver the new processor design in the second half of the year 2008.

Note here "the designs"

However plans to introduce processors built on 32nm technology in 2009.

Note here "processors"

No definite dates but assumed 1Q 09.

So its more than a years wait ? I would not wait that long.


By retrospooty on 1/8/2008 7:15:46 PM , Rating: 2
Intel is supposed to (according to thier published roadmaps) release the new "design" (Nehelem) in late 2008 on 45nm process. The die shrink of Nehalem (westmere) to 32nm is 2009. this is part of thier tick tock strategy, so not introducing a new arcitechture at the same time as a new process to avoid problems.

New architecture - Conroe 65nm tick
New process - Penryn 45nm tock
new architecture - Nehelem 45nm tick
New process - Westmere 32nm tock


By crystal clear on 1/9/2008 7:17:13 AM , Rating: 2
Yes agree with you-taking into consideration that Intel competitors namely the IBM alliance(AMD,Toshiba,Chartered Semiconductor,Freescale,Infineon,and Samsung) will have their 32nm version(technology) out only in 2H 09.

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/228...

That.... only if AMD Live sorry Lives to see the day.

So Intel has no need to speed up their R&D & testing etc.

Have a nice day.


Poor AMD
By Protozero on 1/8/2008 5:09:25 AM , Rating: 3
I hope AMD can come up with something, but I've already given up on them, they left my socket 939 in the dust and went with AM2 completly.




RE: Poor AMD
By retrospooty on 1/8/2008 9:23:08 AM , Rating: 3
yup, that was a really dumb move by AMD. It forced people (like you and I) that wanted to upgrade and would have upgraded to a higher end 939 CPU if it existed, to buy a new CPU, mobo and RAM. Since they had to buy a new CPU, mobo and RAM, Conroe was a much better option. really bad move.


General site comment
By MrTeal on 1/8/2008 8:37:34 AM , Rating: 3
Not really related to the Penryn announcement, but it reminded me of this. What ever happened to the Daily Hardware reviews and Daily Hots Deals? I really enjoyed those sections, and I haven't seen them in weeks.




By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 1/8/2008 10:42:18 AM , Rating: 2
Working on getting them more regular again. Everyone is at CES this week but when we get back, we'll be hitting it hard again!


Locked?
By AlvinCool on 1/8/2008 10:24:36 AM , Rating: 2
Does anyone know if the Q9x series of quad will have locked multipliers or will they remain unlocked like the Q6x series?




RE: Locked?
By kamel5547 on 1/8/2008 4:45:42 PM , Rating: 2
You mean the extreme series? I would assume they are unlocked. The regular Q6 and Q9 are/will be locked I'd assume.


By Roy2001 on 1/8/2008 2:51:15 PM , Rating: 2
to prolong the life of its nearly competitionless 65nm Core 2 Quad.
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nearly competitionless? compete with Phenom? Or Kentsfield?




By Roy2001 on 1/8/2008 2:53:01 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry I mean compete with Penryn?


maybe
By Lazarus Dark on 1/8/2008 6:19:10 AM , Rating: 2
maybe they have too much 65nm quads in the channel. It would make sense to sell them out before releasing a better product at the same price. Even the q6600 is really an enthusiast part at this point, but enthusiasts will be waiting for the new quads, they're not likely to sell of stock of 65nm quads to the uninformed like they would a dual core part. I have been eyeing the q6600 for a while, but have been waiting for 1333 or higher fsb; 1066 just doesn't seem like enough bandwidth for all those cores.




By nvalhalla on 1/8/2008 3:11:44 PM , Rating: 2
The 7.5 multiplier on the 9300 would result in 3.0GHz at 1600 FSB, as opposed to 3.6 with the Q6600. When they release a 1066 FSB version of the 9300, then I'll be interested.




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