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Nehalem Launching Before Year's End

Following the release of details of its Nehalem architecture recently, some Intel partner's have decided to add their contribution, according to DigiTimes. Nothing revolutionary, but we know have an idea of the release schedule, codenames and clock speeds of three Nehalem-based CPUs set to launch before the year is out.

Those processors' codenames are the XE, P1 and MS3 relating to CPUs with clock speeds of 3.2GHz, 2.93GHz and 2.66GHz respectively. All three have TDPs of 130W, sport 8MB L3 caches and are Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) capable. SMT, for those not familiar with it, is Intel's latest take on what was called Hyper-threading on the Pentium 4 and refers to the chips ability to process more than one thread simultaneously on each core. X58, the next desktop chipset, will unsurprisingly also launch at the same time.

In line with these plans, July will see the phasing out of last generation chips such as the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 and 6800 - still built on the older 65nm process. In Q1 of 2009 the Q9550 and Q9650 will also be phased out.

Further there are reports that production of the dual-core Atom 330 has been postponed until September to allow Intel to make up for shortages in the supply of the single-core Atom 230.

All of this is unconfirmed by Intel of course, but there's no real reason to doubt DigiTimes' sources.

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DigiTimes.

Ryan131

June 25, 2008, 7:24 pm

Any chance this will be launched under the inevitable "Core 3" brand?

lams 007

June 25, 2008, 8:12 pm

I think TDW is too high 130 Watts ok I know more power consumed equals to better performance. They have to think in the enviorment and all the people that leave it's computer all day on i used to hava a Amd 64 X2 that used less power yes I know it's to less performance but Maybe they are just shinking the transistors I think it's better to change the architecture I know they are going to do it but when or this is going to bethe change of the architecture

BMaz

June 25, 2008, 9:03 pm

@ lams_007.


Firstly, learn to use punctuation, people 'might' understand you better.


Secondly, do your research before commenting, this is a completely new architecture.


Thirdly, if manufacturers could make chips that offer increased performance while decreased power consumption, they woould and they have done so in the past.


Lastly, if you desire the lowest power consumption then you can buy older generation chips or the current generations Celeron variant.

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