Speaking at a press Q&A after his keynote this morning, Gelsinger said that the platforms Intel demonstrated with a 1333MHz front side bus will deliver substantially more performance and at a cheaper price.
Gelsinger was unwilling to talk about Intel's interconnect technology, however, but hinted broadly that it would be ready to do so at the next Developer Forum, this autumn.
Conroe, Merom and Woodcrest will all ship in quantities during the second half of this year, with Intel ready to ship quad cores during 2007. At that time, Intel will start migrating to 45 nanometre technology, while the next-gen chips this year will be built on 65 nano tech, produced in volume at several 12-inch factories.
He said that Intel had ramped dual core technology aggressively but would be able to do a deal more and at an attractive price, as it ramped the 65 nano tech.
Gelsinger finished off his presentation this morning by showing off Kensfield - a quad core gaming processor that we've covered in these pixellated pages before. µ
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