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Intel to Bring-In 3GHz Quad-Core Chips, 1600MHz Processor Bus

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Intel said it will now produce a server 45 nanometre processor based on Penryn in the second half of this year. That, said Kirk Skaugen, the chief of Intel's Xeon group, pulls in production by one quarter plus. He also said that the company plans to introduce low-power quad-core chip with 50W thermal design power in early March, to present code-named Caneland multi-processor server platform in Q3 2007 and to launch the first Xeon DP (dual processor) products made using 45nm process technology in the second half of the year.

The new Intel Xeon 45nm microprocessor for dual-socket applications based on the core that Intel calls Penryn will be drop-in compatible with the company's contemporary Intel 5000-series core-logic sets (code-named Bensley and Glidewell platforms), however, there will be an improved version of the Intel 5000-series chipset aimed at HPC/WS market segments that features 1600MHz processor system bus (PSB) coming in the second half of the year to support higher-performance Xeon 'Clovertown' chips with operation at 3GHz. Quad-core microprocessor clocked at 3.0GHz should help Intel Corp. to compete against the quad-core products from AMD, which are due to be out in mid-2007.

Intel's next-generation microprocessors based on the micro-architecture known as Nehalem and its derivative Westmere will require a new platform, which will emerge in 2008. However, Intel remained silent concerning its next-generation micro-architecture during the call.

This means that AMD is in big trouble as they thought they would have a 1 year performance window till the next-generation micro architecture Nehalen would come out but this totally ruins their plans. Hopefully this means that AMD will not be able to charge $320 for their next gen x2-3800 like they did for their last and we will see some great performance at low prices.
 
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man the pace of technology is so slow these days and i mean it. all they do is increase the clock speed, give it different name and sell it for millions.
 
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sajtion said:
man the pace of technology is so slow these days and i mean it. all they do is increase the clock speed, give it different name and sell it for millions.


Oh, and don't forget the die shrink from 65nm to 45nm, and considering this time last year we were at 90nm, that's a 50% die shrink in one year, when was the last time technology moved at that speed?

I don't think it EVER has moved that quickly. I think you need to see more of what goes on, with the new architectures that have been released, technology on the chip front is moving much faster than it has for years, if not faster than ever.
 
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Soul Rider said:
Oh, and don't forget the die shrink from 65nm to 45nm, and considering this time last year we were at 90nm, that's a 50% die shrink in one year.
Actually, 90nm to 45nm is a 75% reduction in silicon. 90x90=8100nm vs 45x45=2025nm - (cannot locate the square symbol for square nm).
 
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photoshop said:
at this rate i will be waiting forever to build my new rig as everytime i spec one up new stuff is released and im back to stage 1. Im stuck in a continious loop!


In the same boat mate. As I make up my mind, theres new stuff on the horizon. Very busy time at the mo in pc tech, imo.
 
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