Feeds

Intel nudges back mid-range Core i CPUs?

'Nehalem' for the rest of us

High performance access to file storage

Intel has delayed the roll-out of its anticipated 'Nehalem'-based mainstream desktop processors - as opposed to 'performance desktop parts, already released as Core i7 - it has been claimed.

The new timetable, alleged by Asian motherboard-maker moles cited by Digitimes, would seem to be inspired more by the market than technology considerations.

Waiting a little allows Intel to capitalise on anticipated back-to-school demand and yields more time for inventory of current CPUs and chipsets to run down.

If the claims are correct, Intel's 'Lynnfield' processors - which some are already claiming will be branded Core i5 - will not now appear in July but a month later, in August. Motherboards based on the 'Ibex Peak' I/O chip, to which Lynnfield connects over a DMI (Direct Media Interface) link, will be out mid-August, with the CPUs hitting store shelves toward the end of the month.

Lynnfield is a quad-core part with HyperThreading to allow it to operate as eight cores, and with 8MB of L2. It supports DDR 3 memory, but only in a dual-channel configuration.

The CPU's on-board PCI Express controller allows it to link directly to a x16 graphics card. It uses an LGA1160 interconnect.

Lynnfield was originally roadmapped to debut in the first half of 2009, then slipped to the broad 'H2 2009' in which the alleged new and old release dates both fall.

A dual-core version, 'Havendale', was also due in H2, but the moles claim it won't now appear until Q1 2010. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.