Intel's latest desktop processor and chipsets roadmap

Posted on Saturday, September 10 2005 @ 12:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel's new roadmap shows the chip giant will launch the Pentium 4 662 and 672 on November 13th for respectively $400 and $600. Both CPUs will have 2MB L2 cache, a 800MHz FSB and a clock speed of 3.6GHz and 3.8GHz respectively.

In January we'll see the launch of the dual-core 65nm 920, 930, 940 and 950 processors which all support Virtualization Technology (VT). Besides thsoe we can also expect the single-core 661 (3.6GHz), 651, 641 and 631 in January. All of them will be 65 nm parts with VT. They will have the same price as their 90nm predecessors with the same clock speed.

On Christmas Day we can expect the Intel Celeron 355. This chip will be clocked at 3.33GHz with a 533MHz FSB and a $127 price tag. But somewhere in January the chip giant will already cut the price of that part, as well as the 351, 346, 341, 336 and 331 Celeron processors.
Intel's chipsets need watching carefully as changes come throughout the range of its microprocessors. It is now telling its OEM (original equipment manufacturing) customers that the 925XE, 925X, 915G. 915P, 915PL, 915G, 915GV, 915GL, and 910GL are all "legacy" products.

Its current chipsets are the 955X, the 845G, and the 945P. The 945PL will be introduced in Q4, the 965X and 945GZ in Q1 2006, and then in Q2 the Broadwater family will appear.

These will be the Broadwater GC, P, G, and GF. They support 1066, 900, and 533MHz buses, use Intel GMA graphics, and dual DDR2 at 800, 667 and 533. The top of the hill is the GC, which has "advanced media capability".
In 2006 they will also launch a bunch of motherboards codenamed Bad Axe, Westchester, Palm Canyon, Bear Canyon, Radio SPrings, Nine Mile and Pritchard.

And with the launch of Broadwater GC and P motherboards their are some more shiny codenames like Westchester, Lemont, Stoughton, Mequon, Pelzer, Westcott, Coupeville, and Guardfish. Additionally, there will also be a price cut as Intel adds ICH8 features and new chipsets in 2006.

Source: The Inquirer

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