Intel To Launch Three Nehalem-based Processors By The End Of Q4


Intel plans to launch three Nehalem-based quad-core processors (Bloomfield) at the end of the fourth quarter this year targeting the company’s new LGA1366 socket, according to sources at motherboard makers. Although official model names have not yet been set, the CPUs are currently identified by the codenames XE, P1 and MS3 with core frequencies of 3.2GHz, 2.93GHz and 2.66GHz, respectively.

More here at Digitimes.

  • spuddyt
    here's hoping they actually don't cost more than the collective value of all the helium 3 on the moon....
  • lordmetroid
    If one of them sells at a price range near $200, I definitely going to get one!
  • apaige
    Nah, just an arm and a leg.
  • mr roboto
    Lets hope AMD can do SOMETHING, ANYTHING.
  • shadowthor
    hopefully the prices of the chips are not inflated.
  • gm0n3y
    So there's going to be a socket switch for Nehalem (I haven't been following such things)? I just bought my board a couple months ago and now its going to be out of date by the end of the year. Such is life in the computer realm I guess. Maybe they'll be backwards compatible with the current socket.
  • halcyon
    Don't hold your breath gm0n3y.
  • SinisterMessiah
    lol backwards compatible?

  • jkflipflop98
    LGA1366 /= LGA775. Sorry.
  • hannibal
    These are server versions. Mainstream is coming 2Q09... This information is allso from Digitimes.
    And yeah these server versions are not gonna be cheap, but they have three channel memory!