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IDF Fall'08: Intel reveals more on Nehalem CPUs

Clear outlook well into 2009
By: Steve Dougherty | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs News | Posted: Aug 20, 2008 1:51 am

With IDF now in full swing, Intel has revealed a bit more about the order of which Nehalem processors will become available come launch time and well into the new year.


Initially, we will see high-end desktop variants (Core i7) released along with server products code-named Nehalem-EP. From there, it's been mentioned that Intel are planning a second server oriented derivative designed specifically for the expandable server market, dubbed Nehalem-EX. The second half of 2009 will also see the birth of desktop Havendale and Lynnfield processors along with mobile variants codenamed Auburndale and Clarksfield.


IDF Fall 2008: Intel reveals more Nehalem details, announces 6-core server CPU


Initial Nehalem processors will all be quad-core models with eight threads thanks to HyperThreading technology making a return. TGDaily also make mention of Intel's first 6-core Xeon processor (code-named Dunnington), the X7460 which is expected to make its appearance in servers beginning just next month.


According to Intel, it's already broken performance records in an 8-socket 48-core IBM System x3950 M2 server which became the first platform to have broken the 1 million tpmC barrier in the TPC-C benchmark.


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