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Intel's '09 Roadmap Revealed: Part 1

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Trying to decide what your next upgrade is going to be, and when you plan on doing it ? Well how about a little information that could help you decide. Just like a previous source on the AMD/ATI 2009 product roadmap we bring you the Intel product roadmap for 2009 to go along with it.

Between now and the third quarter of 2009 we can expect to see a few new releases for the desktop platform from Intel. Ranging from high-end extreme editions to base-line consumer models, we have the Bloomfield, Lynnfield and Havendale processors on the way.

To go along with these new processors users can choose from the X58, G45, G43, G41 or the Ibex Peak in late 2009. The X58 chipset providing the most options and highest performance while the Gxx series offering solutions to standard consumers and business customers with its X4500 integrated graphics solution.

Let us have a closer look at some of the more interesting details.

Bloomfield Processor Features : Based on next generation Nahalem architecture - Intel Turbo Boost Techonology* - Intel 8MB Smart Cache - Octo(8) Intel Hyper-Threading across four cores - Integrated Memory Controller – 3 channel DDR3 - Intel QuickPath Interconnect to the X58 Express Chipset - PCI Express 2.0 discrete graphics for multi-card performance (2x16 or 4x8) ATI or Nvidia - Seven new SSE4 instruction sets - Available in 2.66GHz , 2.93GHz and Extreme Edition 3.2GHz - LGA-1366 Socket Interface - Release starts late Q4-08

Lynnfield Processor : Based on next generation Nahalem architecture - Intel Turbo Boost Technology* - Octo(8) Intel Hyper-Threading across four cores - 8MB of Intel Smart Cache - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - PCI Express 2.0 discrete graphics for single or multicard performance (1x16 or 2x8) ATI or Nvidia - LGA-1366 Socket Interface - Release starts early Q3-09

Havendale Processor : Based on next generation Nahalem architecture - Intel Turbo Boost Technology* - Quad Intel Hyper-Threading across two cores - 4MB Intel Smart Cache - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - Integrated graphics or Discrete graphics support for single card performance (1x16) Nvidia or ATI - LGA-1366 Socket Interface - Release starts early Q3-09

Clarksfield Processor : Based on next generation Nahalem architecture - Octo(8) Intel Hyper-Threading technology on four cores - Intel Turbo Boost Technology* - Up to 8MB of Intel Smart Cache - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - Discrete Graphics Support for single or multi card performance (1x16 or 2x8) – Releases in late Q3-09

Auburndale Processor : Based on next generation Nahalem architecture - Quad Intel Hyper-Threading technology on two cores - Intel Turbo Boost Technology - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - Integrated Graphics or Discrete Graphics Support for single card performance (1x16) – Releases in late Q3-09

Intel Turbo Boost Technology : Intel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases or decreases processor performance based on demand from applications. Dynamically increases clock frequency based on available TDP headroom.

Intel Desktop Processors 2009
Bloomfield , Lynnfield , Havendale

Processor

Clock

Cache

Memory

TDP

Socket

Cores

Architecture

Price

Bloomfield
XE

3.20GHz

8MB

1066/
800

130W

LGA-1366

4/8

45nm

$999

Bloomfield
P1

2.93GHz

8MB

1066/
800

130W

LGA-1366

4/8

45nm

$562

Bloomfield
MS3

2.66GHz

8MB

1066/
800

130W

LGA-1366

4/8

45nm

$284

Lynnfield

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

45nm

TBD

Havendale

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

45nm

TBD

 

Intel Workstation & Server Processors 2009
(Xeon)Tylersburg

Processor

Speed

Cache

TDP

Memory

Sockets

Platform

Price

W5580

3.20GHz

8MB

130W

1333MHz

2

Workstation

$1600

X5570

2.93GHz

8MB

95W

1333MHz

2

Server

$1386

X5560

2.80GHz

8MB

95W

1333MHz

2

Server

$1172

X5550

2.66GHz

8MB

95W

1333MHz

2

Server

$958

E5540

2.53GHz

8MB

80W

1066MHz

2

Server

$744

E5530

2.40GHz

8MB

80W

1066MHz

2

Server

$530

E5520

2.26GHz

8MB

80W

1066MHz

2

Server

$373

E5506

2.13GHz

4MB

80W

800MHz

2

Server

$266

E5504

2.00GHz

4MB

80W

800MHz

2

Server

$224

E5502

1.86GHz

4MB

80W

800MHz

2

Server

$188

L5520

2.26GHz

4MB

60W

1066MHz

2

Server

$530

L5506

2.13GHz

4MB

60W

800MHz

2

Server

$423

W3570

3.20GHz

8MB

130W

1333MHz

1

Workstation

$999

W3540

2.93GHz

8MB

130W

1066MHz

1

Workstation

$562

W3520

2.66GHz

8MB

130W

1066MHz

1

Workstation

$284

 

Along with these new enterprise roll-outs Intel will be introducing its new Itanium line named Tukwila based on the 65nm architecture this time around – a step forward from its previous 90nm architecture in the Montvale series. Not many details are available at this time regarding Tukwila except that it is due to be released around Q3 of 2009 – More details will surface as the planned release date moves in.

The new Tylersburg 5500 & 3500 series are due to start rolling out in Q1 of 2009. Pricing is yet to be determined. At the same time Intel will be discontinuing many other consumer and enterprise products throughout 2009 as well – here is a quick End-of-Life (EOL) product break-down for both consumer desktop and enterprise workstation/server products.

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    Cenarius , 24 September 2008 17:43
    Aaron, it's Nehalem, not Nahalem as you've written, five times no less! I find it very hard to read such articles when there's such a glaring error right off the bat ;)