The first 45nm processors from Intel won't be cheap, according to sources at Taiwanese motherboard makers the first 45nm CPU from Intel will be a Core 2 Extreme quad-core priced at $999.
This Core 2 Extreme will be clocked at 3.33GHz, with a 1333MHz FSB and 12MB L2 cache. The model number of this chip isn't known yet.
In addition to the quad-core Core 2 Extreme processor, there will be two performance level quad-core processors adopting a 45nm process launched soon after, with both processors adopting a 1333 MHz FSB and 12MB L2 Cache. Another four 45nm dual-core processors (Wolfdale) will be launched in the first half of 2008. Three of the processors will adopt a 1333MHz FSB and 6MB L2 Cache, while the remaining one will adopt a 1066MHz FSB and 3MB L2 Cache, noted the sources.