Intel Bloomfield features integrated DDR3 memory controller

Posted on Thursday, Nov 23 2006 @ 00:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Intel Bloomfield processor will arrive in mid-2008 and the first details are now popping up on the web.

This processor, along with Gilo and Gainestown, will use the new Socket B which features 1366 shiny dots. The 45nm Bloomfield will feature four cores and will have an integrated DDR3 memory controller.

The integrated memory controller isn't something new, AMD is already using this for years in the Athlon 64. Another technology we're going to see in Bloomfield is Hyper-Threading. This technology was first used in the Pentium 4s and a new revised version will make its return in mid-2008.

The Bloomfield CPU will possibly also feature revamped FPU units and maybe new SSE instructions.

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