Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 11th Feb 2009 09:51 UTC
Intel Intel demoed the world's first 32-nanometer processor today, showing it off in several test desktop and laptop configurations. There aren't any hard-set specifications or benchmarks just yet, but here's the scoop on the upcoming processors, according to Intel: The 45nm desktop and laptop processors (the Clarksfield and Lynnfield) with four cores will transitionally be replaced by dual core alternative 32nm processors (the Clarkdale and Arrandale) that also have an integrated graphics processor all with the same form factor as the 45nm chips. Two exciting side-notes: The first, Intel will be investing over $8 billion into the 32nm era (alright, so not immensely exciting, but definitely interesting, especially in this economy where money isn't shouldn't be thrown around without a mighty good cause). The second bit, according to one of Intel's charts, apparently there will be a 32nm high-end desktop processor (the Gulftown) that will have six cores. The good news? Parts of the platform will be going into production in 2009 for sure. The bad news? They said "parts." Be warned: that Core i7 you have your eye on will be a thing of the past come the newer and higher-end quad-core 32nm beauties.
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RE[4]: Comment by El_Exigente
by poundsmack on Thu 12th Feb 2009 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by El_Exigente"
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sadly as soon as you walk out of the store with the computer it is "obsolete" and the newer models are on their way. Intel has an agresive tick tock stratigy that is every 2 years or so, something they did, then an improvement on it; then something totaly new, and then an improvement on it. I for one am waiting since the i7 boards dont have SATA3 and other emerging standards that will be here soon.

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