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Intel Says 6-Cores Not Delayed

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.

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    Less talk, more engineering samples plzokthx
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  • Am i the only one that thinks that the Atom sucks? Sure, it's not very power hungry, but not very power effecient either, i'd rather have something with a battery life of 20 minutes than 9 hours, as long as the things i want done actually gets done in those 20 minutes. But then again im a wee bit impatient. And before you say it, yes, i know "it's not meant to be powerful, it's only meant for surfing the web and light use" and that would be fine, but a price tag of 450 dollars for something like that, is just ridiculous, almost as ridiculous as buying a Mac instead of a PC, if you get my analogy, and if not = It's too expensive for what it is.
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  • yoda8232
    I've still trying to see what programs use 4 cores other than Crysis and Sins of a Solar Empire, this is stupid.
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  • MoUsE-WiZ
    yoda: you mean "programs" or "games"? There's a distinct difference.
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  • derek2006
    yoda8232I've still trying to see what programs use 4 cores other than Crysis and Sins of a Solar Empire, this is stupid.GTA IV
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  • yoda8232
    Both, there are more games but I don't know any programs that support 4 cores.
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  • Just as there a those that wonder why someone would need more than 3 gig of ram. If you don't understand why, that doesn't not mean "this is stupid"; it just means you are posting way out of your league.

    (Of course I'm assuming this is still an enthusiast website)
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  • derek2006
    yoda8232Both, there are more games but I don't know any programs that support 4 cores.
    Most high end and popular video and photo editing software do.

    I need 6 gigs of ram. I have 4 and it's really been making me mad when my computer lags as it runs out of ram. 3 or less would just suck.
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  • Neog2
    Avid, Final Cut Pro
    Most Cad Programs
    Animation programs like Maya
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  • sassan
    yoda8232I've still trying to see what programs use 4 cores other than Crysis and Sins of a Solar Empire, this is stupid.
    GTA4 comes to mind.
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