Intel will ship the first quad-core enthusiast processors as well as 2-way quad-core processors in November. The first mainstream quad-core will be introduced in Q1 of next year under the “Core 2 Quad” brand. Intel also provided an outlook into the 45 nm processor generation, which is on track to go into production in the second half of 2007. Intel currently has 15 different 45 nm chips already in development. The new products include the successor of the current mobile Core 2 Duo processor with Merom core that is currently known as “Nehalem”. Nehalem is scheduled to be released in 2008 as a 45 nm shrink and power/performance aspects as well as basic and integer/floating point performances will increase “dramatically.” In 2010, Intel plans to unveil the first mobile 32 nm processor called “Gesher.” Other 45 nm processors will include the processors Wolfdale (dual-core, 2008), Ridgefield (dual-core, 2008), Bloomfield (quad-core, 2008) and Yorkfield (eight-core, 2009) for the desktop.

Intel will ship the first quad-core enthusiast processors as well as 2-way quad-core processors in November. The first mainstream quad-core will be introduced in Q1 of next year under the “Core 2 Quad” brand. Intel also provided an outlook into the 45 nm processor generation, which is on track to go into production in the second half of 2007. Intel currently has 15 different 45 nm chips already in development. The new products include the successor of the current mobile Core 2 Duo processor with Merom core that is currently known as “Nehalem”. Nehalem is scheduled to be released in 2008 as a 45 nm shrink and power/performance aspects as well as basic and integer/floating point performances will increase “dramatically.” In 2010, Intel plans to unveil the first mobile 32 nm processor called “Gesher.” Other 45 nm processors will include the processors Wolfdale (dual-core, 2008), Ridgefield (dual-core, 2008), Bloomfield (quad-core, 2008) and Yorkfield (eight-core, 2009) for the desktop.