Intel clarifies that 6-core 'Gulftown' processors not delayed from 2009 to 2010.
Yesterday we ran a report indicating that several other sites reported that Intel would be delaying the release of its 32nm 6-core Westmere-based CPU, codenamed Gulftown. Intel's Westmere codename represents the 32nm line of Nehalem micro-architecture processors. Intel today confirmed with us that the reported delay is not true, and that Gulftown has always been a 2010 product.
Some sites, including even Wikipedia, incorrectly indicate Gulftown as being a late 2009 product. Intel's public roadmap says 2010 and Intel representatives confirm that the roadmap has not changed.
Intel's first 32nm CPU line based on the Nehalem architecture will be its Westmere line, starting off with a 2-core CPU slated for Q4'09 production.