Intel expects that 50 percent of its processor shipments in the second quarter of next year will be 45nm chips:
45nm-based Penryn processors for Santa Rosa Refresh will launch in first quarter of 2008 and are expected to account for 20% of total notebook CPU shipments for the quarter. In the second quarter, CPUs supported by the Montevina platform will launch and account for 15% of shipments, while the proportion of Santa Rosa Refresh CPUs will increase to 35%.
Montevina's Cantiga PM and GM chipsets will be introduced in the second quarter 2008 and combined will account for around 20% of total shipments for the quarter. Meanwhile, PM and GM 965 chipsets will both see a drop of around 10 percentage points from their first quarter shipments proportions, falling to 20% and 40%, respectively.
Intel will also launch two further chipsets, Cantiga GS and Cantiga GL, in the third quarter. Cantiga GS will focus on the SFF (small form factor) desktop PC market, while Cantiga GL will target the value notebook market. All Cantiga chipsets will pair with the new ICH9M southbridge, according to the sources.