It's now been 100% confirmed by Intel themselves that Penryn will be officially launched on November 12, this in the form of their server/workstation Xeon family. Unfortunately mainstream desktop parts won't show up until early next year.
The new Xeon family will comprise dual and quad core chips with FSB speeds of 1333MHz and 1600MHz. Quad core variants will come in clock speeds ranging from 2GHz to 3.16GHz whilst the dual-core models will range from 1.86GHz to 3.33GHz.
You can learn more about Penryn and the upcoming Xeon lineup over at the Dailytech.
Intel's Paul Otellini today, during the Intel Developer Forum, confirmed the launch for Penryn-based Xeon processors is set for November 12. Penryn will be Intel's first 45nm architecture, designed for mobile, desktop, server and workstation use. Intel confirmed Penryn has a 410 million transistor die. Kentsfield has 582 million transistors while Conroe has 291 million transistors.