Intel lines up nine 45nm CPUs for the desktop

Intel recently increased the number of 45nm-based CPUs it plans to launch for desktop PCs to nine, according to sources at motherboard makers. Within the nine CPUs, five will be dual-core processors (Wolfdale) and the remaining four will be quad-core (Yorkfield). All will adopt a 1333MHz FSB. Model numbers for the upcoming products are still undecided, noted the sources. Four of the five Wolfdale processors will have core frequencies of 3.16GHz, 3.0GHz, 2.83GHz and 2.66GHz, while the frequency of the remaining one is unknown. All five Wolfdale processors will feature 6MB L2 cache, detailed the sources

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Im assuming theres no reason these will be any cheaper than the existing 65nm chips right? (please tell me these arent cheaper to make and that my choice to get a processor now wasn't completely stupid :P_

These arent the native quad cores from Intel are they?

Thats Penryn isnt it?

Anyone know when those are gonna ship?

But these new chips look quite sweet, should be another price drop coming then for existing stock before these land :)

Well I also need to get an X2 but for Socket 939! But they don't produce for Socket 939 anymore so I'd need to get an already used one :S

Typhon said,
Can I have your Q6600? Please I will do anything.
LOL.. U almost seem desperate :D
I have E6700 atm and It's doing good.. thought of buying an E6850, but since Penryn is coming I think I'll skip that one. Maybe not.. who knows... that depends on how long Intel waits to give me my new processor :happy:

hint: my new processor will not be quad-core 8)

Sirius said,
LOL.. U almost seem desperate :D
I have E6700 atm and It's doing good.. thought of buying an E6850, but since Penryn is coming I think I'll skip that one. Maybe not.. who knows... that depends on how long Intel waits to give me my new processor :happy:

hint: my new processor will not be quad-core 8)


I am. I need more power and I do not want to spend $500 on a intel set and then a new one come out. I think I will just get a 939 X2 for $50 and another 2gig of ram to hold me over till I decied on what Quad Core to get later.

About the release date I think it will be late 2007 or more likely Q1 2008 :P But I don't want to wait that much and I won't if AMD K10 kicks Intel's ass!

it will be interesting to see how these chips will preform but i'm interested to see how much cooler the quad core chips will run at 45nm

any news to when these chips will be released?

THere was a review of prerelease Wolfdale sample working at 2.66 GHz and it was faster around 10% than identically clocked current core 2 duo and cooler almost 10 C. What was stunning in the review is that the only app utilizing new SSE4 instruction set(divx 6.61 alpha) was faster 115% than on core 2 duo. IF that is some indication these chips will be incredible performers.