Intel Nehalem arrives in September, much earlier than expected

Posted on Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 23:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes claims Intel will launch its Nehalem processors and X58 chipset much sooner than expected. The chip giant originally planned to introduce the new chips in November or December but it now looks like Intel is going to roll out the Bloomfield desktop Nehalem processors in September.
However, the sources pointed out that CPUs and motherboards will not officially appear in the channel until early October.

Since Bloomfield CPUs are not socket compatible with previous Intel platforms, the accelerated launch is not expected to cause competition between the company's own products, although the same cannot be said for AMD's scheduled AM3-based CPU launch, noted the sources.




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