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Intel begins 32nm “Westmere” CPU production

In preparation for IDF (Intel Developer’s Forum) in late-September, Intel has commenced production of its 32nm Westmere (Nehalem die shrink) CPUs.

The Westmere line consists of Clarksdale and Arrandale – both dual core CPUs with an IGP on-package, for the desktop and notebook markets, respectively. Arrandale will be released in Q4 2009, branded as Core i7/Core i5 (with “M” tags at the end to indicate Mobile) with the Clarksdale Core i5/i3/Pentium G releasing in January 2010. Clarksdale will fit into the recently released LGA 1156 socket.

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In preparation for IDF (Intel Developer’s Forum) in late-September,
Intel has commenced production of its 32nm Westmere (Nehalem die shrink)
CPUs.

The Westmere line consists of Clarksdale and Arrandale –
both dual core CPUs with an IGP on-package, for the desktop and notebook
markets, respectively. Arrandale will be released in Q4 2009, branded
as Core i7/Core i5 (with “M” tags at the end to indicate Mobile) with
the Clarksdale Core i5/i3/Pentium G releasing in January 2010.
Clarksdale will fit into the recently released LGA 1156 socket.

The
other member of the Westmere family is the six core, twelve thread
monster, Gulftown. To be branded Core i9, Gulftown will fit into the
high end LGA 1366 motherboards and will release in Q2 2010. Expect Core
i9 to cost at least $999, maybe more.

As a bonus, Larrabee news
is also expected at the upcoming IDF, which will otherwise focus on
Westmere CPUs.

Reference: PC Mag

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