What is Intels next line of processors going to be?

BillParrish

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_2

Penryn (aka Wolfdale for the desktop version).

Die shrink of Conroe to 45nm new SSE4 instructions and larger cache, an improvement but nothing earth shattering,

The interesting one is the one after that Nehalem which is supposed to have a new architecture


Google Intel Roadmap.
 

pxc

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Few details about Nehalem have been released, but it's supposed to have:

Full SSE4.2 (Penryn only has the first part, called SSE4.1)
1-4 integrated memory controllers (low end models might still use a northbridge with memory controller and integrated graphics)
Point to point bus (CSI aka QuickPath, several different configurations, 24-32GB/s per link)
the return of SMT (HyperThreading-like 2 threads per core)
1-8 cores (native quad core I believe, 2 chips in 1 package = 8 cores)
better power management (including "Application Targeted Accelerators" extensions http://techreport.com/articles.x/10923/2)

It's supposed to be a modular design where different features can be added or removed for each market segment as needed.

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20070328fact.htm
 

ruffz

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i think my e6600 can last another year until Nehalem, i have no desire to upgrade to yorkfield and then have it be obsolete in under a year when Nehalem eats it alive.
 

jonneymendoza

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so intel penryn is just gunna be a minor upgrade to the core 2? when is the other cpu going to be released then? new socket you say? umm is it realy worth getting an intel penryn? im looking to build a new pc around march next year
 
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