The new cores were pulled in to the third week of June because the latest stepping came in better than expected.More details over here.
What I mean by better is almost bug free, runs faster than expected, and takes less power. The bug-free bit enabled a pull-in of the launch dates, if you don't need another stepping, you don't need another stepping. Faster is a little less obvious, I am told you basically need two steppings, side by side to see the difference and, even then, don't look for big numbers.
Intel Woodcrest has a 65W TDP
Posted on Thursday, May 18 2006 @ 18:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck