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Intel's '09 Roadmap Revealed: Part 1

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Trying to decide what your next upgrade is going to be, and when you plan on doing it? Well how about a little information that could help you decide. Just like a previous source on the AMD/ATI 2009 product roadmap we bring you the Intel product roadmap for 2009 to go along with it.

Between now and the third quarter of 2009 we can expect to see a few new releases for the desktop platform from Intel. Ranging from high-end extreme editions to base-line consumer models, we have the Bloomfield, Lynnfield and Havendale processors on the way.

To go along with these new processors users can choose from the X58, G45, G43, G41 or the Ibex Peak in late 2009. The X58 chipset providing the most options and highest performance while the Gxx series offering solutions to standard consumers and business customers with its X4500 integrated graphics solution.

Let us have a closer look at some of the more interesting details.

Bloomfield Processor Features: Based on next generation Nehalem architecture - Intel Turbo Boost Techonology* - Intel 8MB Smart Cache - Octo(8) Intel Hyper-Threading across four cores - Integrated Memory Controller – 3 channel DDR3 - Intel QuickPath Interconnect to the X58 Express Chipset - PCI Express 2.0 discrete graphics for multi-card performance (2x16 or 4x8) ATI or Nvidia - Seven new SSE4 instruction sets - Available in 2.66GHz , 2.93GHz and Extreme Edition 3.2GHz - LGA-1366 Socket Interface - Release starts late Q4-08

Lynnfield Processor: Based on next generation Nehalem architecture - Intel Turbo Boost Technology* - Octo(8) Intel Hyper-Threading across four cores - 8MB of Intel Smart Cache - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - PCI Express 2.0 discrete graphics for single or multicard performance (1x16 or 2x8) ATI or Nvidia - LGA-1366 Socket Interface - Release starts early Q3-09

Havendale Processor: Based on next generation Nehalem architecture - Intel Turbo Boost Technology* - Quad Intel Hyper-Threading across two cores - 4MB Intel Smart Cache - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - Integrated graphics or Discrete graphics support for single card performance (1x16) Nvidia or ATI - LGA-1366 Socket Interface - Release starts early Q3-09

Clarksfield Processor: Based on next generation Nahalem architecture - Octo(8) Intel Hyper-Threading technology on four cores - Intel Turbo Boost Technology* - Up to 8MB of Intel Smart Cache - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - Discrete Graphics Support for single or multi card performance (1x16 or 2x8) – Releases in late Q3-09

Auburndale Processor: Based on next generation Nehalem architecture - Quad Intel Hyper-Threading technology on two cores - Intel Turbo Boost Technology - Integrated Memory Controller – 2 channel DDR3 - Integrated Graphics or Discrete Graphics Support for single card performance (1x16) – Releases in late Q3-09

Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Intel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases or decreases processor performance based on demand from applications. Dynamically increases clock frequency based on available TDP headroom.

Intel Desktop Processors 2009
Bloomfield , Lynnfield , Havendale

Processor

Clock

Cache

Memory

TDP

Socket

Cores

Architecture

Price

Bloomfield
XE

3.20GHz

8MB

1066/
800

130W

LGA-1366

4/8

45nm

$999

Bloomfield
P1

2.93GHz

8MB

1066/
800

130W

LGA-1366

4/8

45nm

$562

Bloomfield
MS3

2.66GHz

8MB

1066/
800

130W

LGA-1366

4/8

45nm

$284

Lynnfield

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

45nm

TBD

Havendale

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

45nm

TBD

 

Intel Workstation & Server Processors 2009
(Xeon)Tylersburg

Processor

Speed

Cache

TDP

Memory

Sockets

Platform

Price

W5580

3.20GHz

8MB

130W

1333MHz

2

Workstation

$1600

X5570

2.93GHz

8MB

95W

1333MHz

2

Server

$1386

X5560

2.80GHz

8MB

95W

1333MHz

2

Server

$1172

X5550

2.66GHz

8MB

95W

1333MHz

2

Server

$958

E5540

2.53GHz

8MB

80W

1066MHz

2

Server

$744

E5530

2.40GHz

8MB

80W

1066MHz

2

Server

$530

E5520

2.26GHz

8MB

80W

1066MHz

2

Server

$373

E5506

2.13GHz

4MB

80W

800MHz

2

Server

$266

E5504

2.00GHz

4MB

80W

800MHz

2

Server

$224

E5502

1.86GHz

4MB

80W

800MHz

2

Server

$188

L5520

2.26GHz

4MB

60W

1066MHz

2

Server

$530

L5506

2.13GHz

4MB

60W

800MHz

2

Server

$423

W3570

3.20GHz

8MB

130W

1333MHz

1

Workstation

$999

W3540

2.93GHz

8MB

130W

1066MHz

1

Workstation

$562

W3520

2.66GHz

8MB

130W

1066MHz

1

Workstation

$284

 

Along with these new enterprise roll-outs Intel will be introducing its new Itanium line named Tukwila based on the 65nm architecture this time around – a step forward from its previous 90nm architecture in the Montvale series. Not many details are available at this time regarding Tukwila except that it is due to be released around Q3 of 2009 – More details will surface as the planned release date moves in.

The new Tylersburg 5500 & 3500 series are due to start rolling out in Q1 of 2009. Pricing is yet to be determined. At the same time Intel will be discontinuing many other consumer and enterprise products throughout 2009 as well.

Part 2 to follow tomorrow!

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    Anonymous , September 23, 2008 10:11 PM
    "here is a quick End-of-Life (EOL) product break-down for both consumer desktop and enterprise workstation/server products."

    Where is this elusive break-down?
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    Anonymous , September 23, 2008 10:38 PM
    As I recall, P3 was a clear winner, P4 added features that actually made performance worse, and then the mighty comeback with Core2 was more or less reverting to P3/Pentium M architecture. Now, they're once again adding all of the features of P4 to the Core2 architecture. Is there any reason to think that this won't cause the exact same problems it did last time? Atom was the first new hyperthreading cpu in a while, and TBH, the performance of it is pathetic, it doesn't bode well for Nehalem.
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    giovanni86 , September 23, 2008 11:04 PM
    i will wait on official benchmarks.
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    EmerilLIVE , September 23, 2008 11:05 PM
    It's not impossible to do multi-threaded cores properly, Sun has been doing it for years.
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    one-shot , September 23, 2008 11:08 PM
    All we can do is start speculating....or just wait for it to come out in a few months :) 
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    frozenlead , September 23, 2008 11:33 PM
    lots of >65W on that board...
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    eodeo , September 23, 2008 11:43 PM
    Quote:
    W3570 3.20GHz 8MB 130W 1333MHz 1 Workstation $999
    XE 3.20GHz 8MB 1066/800 130W LGA-1366 4/8 45nm $999
    W5580 3.20GHz 8MB 130W 1333MHz 2 Workstation $1600


    Can anyone explain the difference between 1st and 2nd? Its just the name, right?

    How about the 3rd? What does 2 sockets mean? Only 2 of these can be used per system? Does this mean that even the Xeon version of the normal processor with 1 socket can only be used one per system?

    How do you make blades/farms out of these with these restrictions? How was it done until now?
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    exiled scotsman , September 24, 2008 3:06 AM
    No Mobile love?

    When is the Mobile version of the i7 slated to come out? Part 2 perhaps?
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    tormentor22 , September 24, 2008 3:28 AM
    Arent the X58, abd the G4x series 775 sockets?? well i may be not sure abt the X58 but teh G4x series have been around for a while.


    eodeo


    Well actually that is a different story, 2 sockets or 1 means that on a single bord u can set either 1 or 2 cpus.
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    eodeo , September 24, 2008 3:41 AM
    Quote:
    Well actually that is a different story, 2 sockets or 1 means that on a single bord u can set either 1 or 2 cpus.


    Tormentor22, thanks for a clear answer. I was afraid of that.

    Quote:
    W3570 3.20GHz 8MB 130W 1333MHz 1 Workstation $999
    XE 3.20GHz 8MB 1066/800 130W LGA-1366 4/8 45nm $999


    So why would anyone get the regular model, or the xeon model? Difference is solely in the name, not even in the price (unlike geforce/quadro)
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    cl_spdhax1 , September 24, 2008 4:34 AM
    WoOoHoOo bloomfield 4x8 pci-e, give-me give-me give-me! give-me!
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    Chuck Norris , September 24, 2008 4:45 AM
    Thanks for report, but am I the only one who thinks there's a lot of redundancy in all of these different processor releases? It's like the Windows Vista of processors. (Choose from 5 flavors when 2 would be enough)
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    narlzac85 , September 24, 2008 8:36 AM
    Why use the same socket for a 2 and 3 channel CPU? Wouldn't the price be much lower for a smaller, less complex socket that requires only enough pins to access QPI and 2 DDR3 dimms? If the boards are compatible, I would be worried that customers will try to add memory to the third channel on the board, when its not really tied to anything at all.
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    kitsilencer , September 24, 2008 9:27 AM
    8 cores, huh? That's 7 more than most applications can use.

    I don't get why people start rolling out 8 cores when processors with 4 cores are still not being taken optimum advantage of (at the consumer level).
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    blackened144 , September 24, 2008 12:59 PM
    Quote:
    8 cores, huh? That's 7 more than most applications can use.

    I don't get why people start rolling out 8 cores when processors with 4 cores are still not being taken optimum advantage of (at the consumer level).


    The thing I use the most can use as many cores as you can fit in 2 sockets. Windows Vista Ultimate.
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    gwolfman , September 24, 2008 2:32 PM
    kitsilencer8 cores, huh? That's 7 more than most applications can use.I don't get why people start rolling out 8 cores when processors with 4 cores are still not being taken optimum advantage of (at the consumer level).

    I agree that most of it is a waste, but when Intel can say that 25%+ of people have 4 or more core software developer will need to start doing something. Just like all new gfx cards are DX10 but not all games are. Hardware is almost always ahead of software.
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    Area51 , September 24, 2008 6:20 PM
    eodeo

    The cores are pretty much the same...
    W3xxx is a single socket Workstation with some RAS capability
    W5xxx is a dual socket WS with more RAS capability
    and the XE is a Desktop CPU with almost no RAS capability.
    I'm not a big fan of the 3xxx I think its a waste of money but there is something to be said about the 5XXX Platforms. I have an HP ws6600 with 16GB memory and its absolutely GREAT. 8 Cores with 2 1333 FSB waits for nobody.

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    Area51 , September 24, 2008 6:22 PM
    kitsilencer8 cores, huh? That's 7 more than most applications can use.I don't get why people start rolling out 8 cores when processors with 4 cores are still not being taken optimum advantage of (at the consumer level).

    This is why the Turbo mode is so great... if you only need one core then the OS will completely turn off the other cores and overclock the one you are actually using....
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    Anonymous , September 24, 2008 6:39 PM
    I think it's funny for big corporations to continue releasing roadmaps when they have no idea what the market will be like in 6 months. I guess they are all optimistic about the next few years, though we have plenty of reason to believe the USA will be a 3rd world country for a while. Default of treasury bills coming within a year, collapse of fiat currency soon after. I used to care about my salary and moving up. Now I care more about putting every penny I can into gold and learning skills (chicks dig skills).
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    NightLight , September 24, 2008 7:08 PM
    how 'bout those photonic processors they've got running somewhere in a secret underground lab? will 2010 be the breaktrough year?
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