Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge slated for Q4 2010?

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 12 2009 @ 21:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sources at PC makers told DigiTimes that Intel is planning to introduce the 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture in the fourth quarter of 2010. The site also reports prices of Intel's upcoming six-core Gulftown processors may go as high as $1,499.
Intel is set to volume produce new Westmere chips based on 32nm manufacturing in the fourth quarter of 2009, and is on track to ship Clarkdale for desktops and Arrandale for notebooks in first-quarter 2010 followed by the launch of its six-core Gulftown CPUs in the second quarter.

Pricing of the six-core Gulftown CPUs is expected to reach as high as US$1,499 in thousand-unit tray quantities. Intel plans to let 45nm Nehalem-based CPUs co-exist with 32nm Westmere-based CPUs before Sandy Bridge appears, indicating that Intel has no plans to launch quad-core Westmere CPUs for desktops or notebooks.


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