Intel unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan that it will begin production of Clarksfield, the mobile version of Nehalem, in the second half of 2009. According to PC World this suggests the chips won't be available until late 2009.
The mobile version of Nehalem, codenamed Clarksfield, will "be in production beginning in the second half of 2009," Intel said on Monday, without saying when the chips would be available commercially. The company did not elaborate on whether the reference to production means full volume production or limited pilot production of the processors.
Either way, this production schedule suggests users may not see Clarksfield until late next year.
Clarksfield will be produced using the same 45-nanometer production process that's used to make Intel's current chip lineup. The upcoming chip will be at the heart of the next version of Intel's Centrino laptop chip package, called Calpella.
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Re: No Mobile Intel Nehalem processors until late 2009? by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 05:22:05 CEST
Look at the current Centrino 2. Launched July, but it's taken months for the machines to trickle out.
Unless Intel says something official like "xx designs ready on launch day" and gives a hard date, expect it to launch in June-July and have machines hitting the streets from Sep 09- Jan 2010.
Performance in a power limited environment like a notebook isn't likely to be much higher than we have now anyway.