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A new Intel roadmap claims the company will miss its January 20, 2008 launch cycle -- Taiwanese media points the finger at conspiracy

DigiTimes ran an article earlier this week detailing that Intel will miss its January 20 launch date for all three of its 45nm quad-core desktop processors.

Monica Chen claims, "Intel has already notified its partners that it will push back the launch of the three CPUs to February or March next year, depending on AMD's schedule for triple-core and the upcoming Phenom CPUs."

AMD's newest corporate roadmap released last week claims its tri-core Phenom processors, codenamed Toliman, will launch at 2.3 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies in "late Q1 2008."

These Intel processors -- dubbed the Core 2 quad Q9550, Q9450 and Q9300 -- are expected to be Intel's first mainstream 45nm desktop offerings. The company launched its ultra-enthusiast QX9650 3.0 GHz quad-core processor on the November 11, 2007.   Between September 2007 and December 2007, Intel changed the launch date of these processors from "early" January to January 20, 2008.

Chen also adds, "Launching the CPUs now will not benefit Intel much in its battle with AMD, while they could cause damage to Intel's 65nm quad-core CPUs, therefore the company has decided it is in no rush to release new products until AMD is able to present more of a threat."

Intel insiders, speaking off the record, would not comment on the specific January 20th launch parts.  One employee added, "It’s a gigantic stretch and almost humorous to think [Intel] would delay products based on a rumored ongoing delays of a competitive product line announced just six days ago."

January 20th, 2008, would also mark the launch of Intel's dual-core 45nm offerings.  These processors, the E8190, E8200, E8400 and E8500 sell in bulk quantities at $163 to $266; with core frequencies ranging from 2.66 GHz to 3.16 GHz. 

Intel's 45nm mobile processors are confirmed for a January 6, 2008, launch.  Several notebook manufacturers tell DailyTech they already received processors shipments for volume.

These five mobile offerings will range from 2.1 GHz to 2.8 GHz, though Intel guidance suggests these are only dual-core offerings.  Quad-core mobile processors are scheduled on the company roadmap, though not until the Montevina Centrino refresh in late 2008.

January 6, 2008, also marks the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Dell, HP and Gateway already notified media about embargoed Centrino products set to debut on that same day.



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RE: WTH?
By TheJian on 12/19/2007 9:23:01 PM , Rating: 2
Do I need to remind you of the "AMD, LIES START HERE" story? No factual information there. They hadn't even talked with AMD and called them liars.

I don't quite understand the 'inquirer' hate stuff that goes on at this site. They usually beat DT to the same stories (check the posts...You can read everything at theinq by 5-6am or so in america - DT is usually far later that day). Do they fling a rumor here and there? SURE. Just like DT as stated above. Every site out there does this crap. I'll admit they post a lot of "drivel" but they also post a ton of good stuff and EARLY (but drivel to me is any story not tech related - everywhere girl comes to mind). Sometimes weeks/months ahead of time when everyone calls them idiots. A few months later a lot of it comes true.

I'm not saying either is better, I read them all. I'll even read Tom's news occasionally (though I hate their slanted reviews, I do read their news). The only complaint I have about theinq is that stinking brit talk. I can never understand that crap. But that has little to do with their news.

Let the flames begin... :rolls eyes:


RE: WTH?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 12/20/2007 3:36:58 PM , Rating: 2
The AMD article was a play on words to the whitepaper. Even the guy who wrote the whitepaper thought it was clever -- I'm guessing you might not have read it.

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They hadn't even talked with AMD and called them liars.

They declined to respond originally, then admitted what we published was correct after it got traction. You might want to read up on that too.

quote:
I'll admit they post a lot of "drivel" but they also post a ton of good stuff and EARLY (but drivel to me is any story not tech related - everywhere girl comes to mind). Sometimes weeks/months ahead of time when everyone calls them idiots. A few months later a lot of it comes true.

I like my news real, rather than early. I personally have nothing but the best of wishes for Mike's site, but judging by the number of competitive sites that tend to filter out the "drivel" section, I sort of doubt they'll be around much longer.


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