A year to wait for Nehalem mainstream processors

"Bloomfield will be high-end"

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A year to wait for Nehalem mainstream processors Intel roadmap
I'm sure that many of you have seen the many reports and preliminary benchmarks of Intel's Bloomfield processors. You may also know that Bloomfield will be Intel's high-end platform featuring the LGA 1366 socket and incorporates the QuickPath interconnect as a system bus. But here comes the kick in the privates - Bloomfield will not be a mainstream product. If you can't reach for Bloomfield and X58 then you will have to wait for Lynnfield which will arrive in the third quarter of 09. Meaning that you have almost a year to save.
According to an Intel roadmap posted by Expreview, Lynnfield has many features of Bloomfield, like 8 MB L3 cache, four cores with HyperThreading technology but only features a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller (Bloomfield has tri-channel). Lynnfield will also use a different socket: the LGA 1160 and the supportive chipset codenamed Ibex Peak uses the old DMI as its chipset interconnect.
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07-07-2008, 06:52:57

Looking to upgrade your processor to 45nm?

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07-07-2008, 07:00:06

lolz...just bought a q6600 G0 :p

ah well, the cuts wont be too significant and q6600 ftw :yumyum:

07-07-2008, 07:43:11


lolz...just bought a q6600 G0 :p

ah well, the cuts wont be too significant and q6600 ftw :yumyum:

It`s a strange situation for sure. Q6600 or 45nm - meh. Performance - meh. Overclock - meh.

It just strikes me that 45nm doesn`t immediately shine as a heck of alot better than the last gen. Enough to warrant not buying a Q6600.

07-07-2008, 07:50:09

as i see it, they will probably go to the same clock to clock but 2 extra cores? probably will last longer

07-07-2008, 08:11:57

Hmm, any word on how much they will drop by?

I must be the only person left using a B2 chip still...

07-07-2008, 08:25:20

Nothing as yet mate

07-07-2008, 08:37:27

im guessing the usual £10 or so?

07-07-2008, 10:17:06

Mr. Smith
This is cool.

I've decided against nehalem and instead, I plan a cheeky cheap cpu upgrade to 45nm and just get a sweet new gpu when they appear/drop in price!

07-07-2008, 17:20:19

maybe 45nm is gonna be the way to go for me then...though my q6600 has been a trusty companion...:(.btw,does any1 know if the 45nm quads are compatible with the 680i. there's been some confusion i believe

08-07-2008, 06:09:22

Mr. Smith
haofeng - They are compatible. You may/may not need to flash the bios which is easy. I believe the 'compatibility' issues refore to poor overclocking... Certain revisions of 680 mobos OC better than others. Never owned one so I can't be specific, for some reason a1 is in my head - could be wrong.

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