Intel desktop processor roadmap for 2009/2010 leaked

Posted on Thursday, Sep 11 2008 @ 14:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Japanese computer site PC Watch published leaked documents that unveil Intel's plans for the desktop processor market until 2010. The roadmap unveils it will take another year before Intel's mainstream Nehalem processors will be available and that the firm is cooking up a six-core Westmere processor for the first half of 2010.

Techpowerup has a brief wrapup:
  • Demotion of Core 2 Quad Q9550 to Mainstream. It leads the mainstream segment. This follows a significant price cut after the entry of Q9650.
  • Core 2 Quad Q9400 enters the sub-segment of high-Mainstream.
  • There are variations in the QuickPath interconnect bandwidth between the Core i7 2.66 GHz, 2.93 GHz parts with that of the extreme segment 3.20 GHz model. The extreme segment Core i7 seems to have a higher bandwidth QPI system interface.
  • Lynnfield is on course, slated for Q3 2009.
  • Two 3.xx GHz dual-core Havendale parts will take seats along with Lynnfied, definitively with 4 MB caches. One of them gets into high-Mainstream sub category.
  • Havendale parts make it even to essential and value classes with the low-end value parts continuing to be based on Core architecture till a little longer.
  • A six-core Nehalem part code-named Westmere comes out in 2010.
  • Here's a brief look at some of Intel's upcoming chips:

    Havendale/Auburndale (Mainstream/Essential Dual-core):
  • 2 cores, 4 threads
  • 4MB shared L3 cache
  • 45nm
  • TDP below 95W
  • Mobile parts have TDP of 35/45W
  • Dual-channel DDR3 support
  • PCI Express Gen2 x16
  • DMI x4/x2
  • Socket 1160
  • Integrated GPU
  • Lynnfield/Clarksfield (Performance/Mainstream quad-core):
  • 4 cores, 8 threads
  • 8MB shared L3 cache
  • 45nm
  • TDP 95W
  • Mobile parts have 45/55W TDP
  • Dual-channel DDR3
  • PCI Express Gen2 1x16 or 2x8
  • DMI x4/x2
  • Socket 1160
  • Bloomfield (Extreme/Performance quad-core):
  • 4 cores, 8 threads
  • 8MB shared L3
  • 45nm
  • TDP below 130W
  • Tripple-channel DDR3
  • 1x QPI link
  • Socket 1366
  • Nehalem-EP (Gainestown) (Quad-core):
  • 4 cores, 8 threads
  • 8MB shared L3
  • 45nm
  • 60/80/130W TDP
  • Triple-channel DDR3
  • 2x QPI link
  • Socket 1366
  • Westmere (Hexa-core):
  • 6 cores, 12 threads
  • 12MB shared L3
  • 32nm
  • TDP unknown
  • Triple-channel DDR3 (DDR3-1600 / 1.35V)
  • 2x QPI link
  • Socket 1366
  • AES-NI
  • LaGrande Technology-SX
  • Nehalem-EX (Beckton) (Octo-core):
  • up to 8 cores, up to 16 threads
  • 24MB shared L3
  • 45nm
  • 90/105/130W TDP
  • 4 FBD2 interfaces
  • 4 QPI links
  • Socket-LS (LGA 1567)
  • 44 bits physical address
  • 48 bits virtual address

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