Sources at motherboard makers claim Intel will launch five 45nm Penryn processors together with its mobile Santa Rosa refresh platform in Q1 2008 and that another six CPUs will follow together with Montevina in Q2 2008.
Intel will launch five Penryn processors for Santa Rosa Refresh supporting a FSB of 800MHz. Core frequencies will be 2.8GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.1GHz and L2 cache will be 6MB for the 2.8-2.5GHz versions and 3MB for 2.4-2.1GHz versions, noted the sources.
Intel will then launch three processors along with Montevina in the second quarter with 35W power consumption, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB L2 cache and core frequencies of 3.06GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.53GHz, pointed out the sources.
The other three 45nm processors will target the mid-range market and feature 25W power consumption, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 cache and core frequencies of 2.53GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.13GHz, added the sources.
The models numbers for the 11 processors are still unknown, noted the sources.