Updated Intel Roadmap Leaked
Intel today released a confidential updated platform roadmap, which was then leaked to portions of the Chinese media. The leaked roadmap details Intel's planned CPU releases up to Q3 2010, divided into three categories: mainstream, performance and extreme. It also details Intel's changeover from the Penryn (Core) based CPUs to the Nehalem architecture CPUs and finally to its first 32nm Westmere CPUs. First off are three LGA 1156 CPUs: the quad-core Lynnfield Core i7 870 running at 2.93GHz with HTT, the Core i7 860 clocked at 2.80GHz also with HTT, both in the upper mainstream section, followed by the middle mainstream Core i5 750 at 2.66GHz with no HTT support. Secondly are the dual-core Clarkdale processors clocked at 3.20GHz, 3.33GHz and 3.46GHz, placed in their appropriate categories ranging from lower mainstream to upper mainstream. The Core i7 960 running at 3.20GHz (non-XE) will effectively replace the current Core i7 950 in Q4 this year. Lastly is the Gulftown six-core family of CPUs which have been pushed back for a Q2 release in 2010. Intel seem to be planning new CPUs like wildfire and I think it'll be an interesting couple of months ahead!
Thanks to PConline.com.cn for the roadmap.