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IDF: More 'Nehalem' Details, 6-cores

Intel announced that the first ’Nehalem’ family of processors to be made available will be desktop processors (Core i7) and high-performance server products code-named Nehalem-EP.

Intel said it is planning to manufacture a second server derivative designed for the expanding server market ("Nehalem-EX"), as well as desktop (Havendale and Lynnfield) and mobile (Auburndale and Clarksfield) client versions in the second half of 2009.

All Nehalem processors will be quad-core versions initially, processing up to eight threads simultaneously, thanks to the use of a revived and updated Hyperthreading technology.

Intel’s 6-core processor code-named Dunnington will be called Xeon X7460 and is expected to become available in servers beginning next month. Intel claims that servers based on the chip already have broken performance records, including an 8-socket 48-core IBM System x3950 M2 server, which became the first platform to break the 1 million tpmC barrier on the TPC-C benchmark, Intel said.

Intel also demonstrated the company’s first mobile quad-core processor and, for the first time, the next-generation Calpella mobile platform, as well as Intel’s upcoming solid state disk drives, which will debut in 32 GB and 80 GB flavors.

More to come.

  • johnbilicki
    Considering the resources available to Intel I'm surprised they haven't decided to debut Nehalem with an eight core CPU considering it's something AMD has planned. I think I read they have a 12 core processor planned too.
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  • one-shot
    cool, good to hear
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  • modtech
    Interesting if rather short. Keep us updated! :D
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  • jaragon13
    johnbilickiConsidering the resources available to Intel I'm surprised they haven't decided to debut Nehalem with an eight core CPU considering it's something AMD has planned. I think I read they have a 12 core processor planned too.I'm sure that was originally 6/12 cores...

    So far I'm liking the current technology presented in the Nehalem,and hope AMD puts up something people actually want. :(
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  • eklipz330
    anywhere to watch this IDF live or something?
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  • shadowthor
    i doubt there is a live feed to watch the actual conference. Maybe some footage at the end of each day.
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  • jimmysmitty
    eklipz330anywhere to watch this IDF live or something?
    I think that Intel post video clips on their site. Check it out.
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  • JonathanDeane
    Sounds like exciting stuff comming down the pipe :)
    I don't want to sound like an Intel faboy (I would cheer for AMD too if they also where making something like this, and maybe they will soon)

    12 threads per chip sounds like a good thing for a server.
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  • Who the hell needs a quadcore on a laptop?
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  • invlem
    Teh PreacherWho the hell needs a quadcore on a laptop?
    The same people who need Quad SLI in their desktops. :)
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