Intel’s “Nehalem” Flirts With 3.2 GHz at IDF 2008

by admin April 2, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Intel spills the rest of the beans on its new 45nm architecture, slated for launch this winter

With the launch and excitement of Intel’s Silverthorne-based Atom processors behind it, Intel is turning its sights to the more salient and profitable next generation architecture for desktop, server, and mobile processors. Intel used the Spring IDF 2008 as a showcase for its Nehalem processor architecture.

Intel’s Nehalem is truly a radical architecture departure from Intel thanks to its integrated memory controller that will support triple-channel DDR3-1333 memory. This won’t be the only design element taken almost verbatim from AMD’s playbook; Intel also plans to incorporate the new QuickPath Interface on Nehalem. QuickPath is almost identical in spirit and implementation to AMD’s current interconnect technology, HyperTransport.

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