Intel to release Nehalem with 6 cores later this year?
Intel is said to introduce a 6-core CPU for the socket LGA 1366 and the X58 chipset later this year - together with the Lynnfield CPUs.
Sources, apparently close to Intel, say that the CPU manufacturer will release a 6-core processor at the same time as the Lynnfield processors (formerly known as Core i5). This new CPU is said to be intended for the socket LGS 1366.
Furthermore the X58 chipset is supposed to be able to deal with the 6-core processor - motherboards will require a BIOS update though. Most board manufacturers already offer the appropriate support or plan to do so. Apparently the new processor will not be marketed with the Core i7 label. Rumors say that Intel wants to discontinue the Core i7 series at the end of the year.
So after it became clear that Lynnfield would not hit the markets as Core i5, it seems like Intel is thinking about the name structure of the processor array.
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