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Intel's '09 Roadmap Revealed: Part 1

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.

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Intel Desktop Processors 2009Bloomfield, Lynnfield , Havendale

ProcessorClockCacheMemoryTDPSocketCoresArchitecturePrice
Bloomfield XE3.20GHz8MB1066/ 800130WLGA-13664/845nm$999
Bloomfield P12.93GHz8MB1066/ 800130WLGA-13664/845nm$562
Bloomfield MS32.66GHz8MB1066/ 800130WLGA-13664/845nm$284
LynnfieldTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD45nmTBD
HavendaleTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD45nmTBD

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IntelWorkstation & Server Processors 2009
(Xeon)Tylersburg

ProcessorSpeedCacheTDPMemorySocketsPlatformPrice
W55803.20GHz8MB130W1333MHz2Workstation$1600
X55702.93GHz8MB95W1333MHz2Server$1386
X55602.80GHz8MB95W1333MHz2Server$1172
X55502.66GHz8MB95W1333MHz2Server$958
E55402.53GHz8MB80W1066MHz2Server$744
E55302.40GHz8MB80W1066MHz2Server$530
E55202.26GHz8MB80W1066MHz2Server$373
E55062.13GHz4MB80W800MHz2Server$266
E55042.00GHz4MB80W800MHz2Server$224
E55021.86GHz4MB80W800MHz2Server$188
L55202.26GHz4MB60W1066MHz2Server$530
L55062.13GHz4MB60W800MHz2Server$423
W35703.20GHz8MB130W1333MHz1Workstation$999
W35402.93GHz8MB130W1066MHz1Workstation$562
W35202.66GHz8MB130W1066MHz1Workstation$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!

  • "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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  • 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
    i will wait on official benchmarks.
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  • EmerilLIVE
    It's not impossible to do multi-threaded cores properly, Sun has been doing it for years.
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  • one-shot
    All we can do is start speculating....or just wait for it to come out in a few months :)
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  • frozenlead
    lots of >65W on that board...
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  • eodeo
    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
    No Mobile love?

    When is the Mobile version of the i7 slated to come out? Part 2 perhaps?
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  • tormentor22
    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
    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.

    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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