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Intel pulls quad core Kentsfield into Q4

Desktop Roadmaps Weybridge Professional slated for Q2 2007
Tue Aug 15 2006, 12:31
WHILE AVERILL PROFESSIONAL and Fundamental are still slated for a Q3 release, Intel has notified its partners that it will introduce Weybridge Professional in the second quarter of next year.

That's emerged from roadmaps seen by the INQ, which also reflect Intel's continuing push of quad core Kentsfield, pulled in for an earlier launch date.

Intel has also started using superlatives to describe its desktop processors. For example, Intel Pro is "best", the Pentium D 900 sequence is better, the Pentium D 8000 is good, while the Pentium 4 500 sequence is entry. Yeah, we know the last isn't a superlative, but you get Intel's drift.

The Kentsfield quad core will now be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, Intel said. Kentsfield will be numbered in the X6800 sequence, and will likely be the first of many more quad core CPUs in 2007.

The introduction of "Bearlake" chipsets in the second quarter of 2007 means several flavours of boards using NCQ S-ATA drives supporting Microsoft Visa Premium. There will be Bearlake G and Bearlake P chipsets in Q2, followed by Bearlake X and Bearlake G+ in the third quarter.

Wow, here are some lyrical mobo codenames to conjure with. Dragontail Peak, Hiwassee , Johannesburg, Montpelier, Glasston, Frostburg, Buffalo Creek, Leadville, Apache Lake, Ryker and Eden Prairie. These are all 2007 Intel mobos.

More anon. µ


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