According to a new leaked processor roadmap from Intel the Conroe desktop processor will ship in Q3 2006.
The roadmap also confirms the existence of the Pentium Extreme Edition 955 ,this 65nm 3.46GHz dual-core processor with Hyper-Threading will be launched in the first quarter of 2006 and won't be replaced until Q4 2006.
The 955 is based on the Presler core, which will also form the basis for the Pentium D 920, 930, 940 and 950 next quarter. The two HyperThreading-less dualies are clocked at 2.8GHz, 3GHz, 3.2GHz and 3.4GHz, respectively, the roadmap - revealed by Japanese-language website PCWatch - shows.
Presler is built from two single-core 'Cedar Mill' 65nm dies connected together within a single chip package. Q1 2006 should see the arrival of four Cedar Mill-based CPUs, launched as the latest Pentium 4 chips, the 631, 641, 651 and 661, clocked at 3GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.4GHz and 3.6GHz, respectively.
In Q2 Intel will launch a new pair of Cedar Mill based Celeron D 352 (3.2GHz) and 356 (3.33GHz) processors and in Q3 we'll see the Pentium 4 671 (3.8GHz) which will also be based on Cedar Mill. More info at The Register.