Intel Nehalem: Mainstream CPUs not before Q3 2009?
As an unofficial roadmap on the Asian website expreview.com reveals, Intel is supposed to have the release of the Lynnfield and Havendale CPUs scheduled for the third quarter in 2009.
Intel's high-end "Bloomfield” on the other hand is said to be released in this year, have four cores and clock speeds between 2,66 to 3.2 Gigahertz. Prior roadmaps have also been talking about Lynnfield and Havendale, indeed, but up to now, it has not been said, when the mainstream CPUs would be released. According to expreview.com, we will have to wait for quite some time: They are talking of Q3 2009.
While the Lynnfield Quad Cores are supposed to fill the shoes of the Q9xx0 series, the Havendale CPUs are supposed to become the first Dual Cores based on the Nehalem architecture. Furthermore, Havendale is said to become Intel's first processor generation with an integrated graphics unit. It is unknown if Intel will combine CPU and graphics unit onto a single Die in 2009 already.
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