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Intel Replaces 45nm Havendale w/ 32nm Clarkdale

Intel has removed 45nm Havendale from their roadmap officially and replaced it with 32nm Clarkdale. Both Clarkdale and Havendale architectures are pretty similiar – a dual core processor with Integrated Graphics. Most likely, Intel is confident that their 32nm process technology is on target to enter mass production by Q1 2010 therefore a 45nm based processor will no longer be needed.

Intel has removed 45nm Havendale from their roadmap officially and replaced it with 32nm Clarkdale. Both Clarkdale and Havendale architectures are pretty similiar – a dual core processor with Integrated Graphics.

Most likely, Intel is confident that their 32nm process technology is on target to enter mass production by Q1 2010 therefore a 45nm based processor will no longer be needed. This allows TDP to be reduced significantly since a 45nm CPU+IGP will churn out considerably amount of heat.

However, a 32nm CPU+IGP poses too much a challenge to get it out on time therefore Intel opts for Multi-Chip Package (MCP) for Clarkdale instead. The MCP contains a 32nm Westmere CPU and a 45nm IGP.

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