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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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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.


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