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Intel planning to release 65 nanometre tech early

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Wed Mar 23 2005, 07:46
WHEN I WAS ASKING about Xeon and Opteron shortages yesterday, someone told me an interesting tidbit. It seems Intel's 65 nanommtre process is extraordinarily healthy for being almost a year out. At the recent Intel Developer Forum, we saw how many chips Intel had on hand so this should come as no shock to anyone paying attention.

The interesting bit is that Intel is now telling people that it may pull the 65 nanometre launch forward by a few months, maybe as early as late Q3. This would mean Cedar Mill, Presler, and possibly Yonah wukk arrive much earlier than anyone thinks.

There is also strong talk of pulling forward some of the server chipsets, with a Nocona/Blackford combo being tossed around. Blackford brings some very nice advances to the state of the art in Intel chipsets, so expect a late life kick in the pants for Nocona if this happens. Faster, better and earlier, you have to love that. µ


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