Posted on Monday, Sep 01 2003 @ 16:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Digit-Life reports about upcoming chipsets and CPU's from Intel ; The "Prescott, Dothan, Nocona, Potomac, Bulverde, Lindenhurst, Twin Castle, Tiano". All those will be presented and discussed at the Intel Developer Forum, September 16-18 in San Jose, CA. At the moment it is also sure that Intel will be able to deliver OEMs fully with shipments of the Prescott and mobile Dothan processors at the moment of the official release in Q4 2003.
||Today the 90nm process is implemented at D1C fab (Hillboro, Oregon) that works with 300mm wafers. At Fab 11X in New Mexico this process will be launched in Q4 2003; in Leixlip, Ireland, the 90nm process will be launched in H1 2004.
It's interesting that the first 90nm Intel Xeon codenamed Nocona is also to arrive in Q4 this year to be showcased at IDF. The first 90nm Xeon MP — Potomac — is scheduled to H2 2004.
And there are some more novelties to be shown at IDF, according to provisional info:
The next generation of Xscale — Bulverde
New server chipsets supporting DDR2 SDRAM — Lindenhurst for up to 2-way Xeon servers, Twin Castle for Xeon MP
New desktop form factor specs
Reference design for consoles on Celeron and i815
Tiano — a new Extensible Firmware Interface for processors
Normally there will be a lot more information avaible about these chipsets within a few weeks, during the IDF Fall 2003.
Source : Digit-Life