AMD's 'Shanghai' Processor Looks to Counter Intel's Nehalem

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2008-08-18 Email Print this article Print

On the eve of the Intel Developer Forum, AMD executives said the company's 45-nanometer Shanghai processor will enter the market by the fourth quarter of 2008.

Advanced Micro Devices is making it clear that its upcoming 45-nanometer processor for servers—"Shanghai"—will compete against what Intel brings to market with its new line of processors based on the upcoming "Nehalem" microarchitecture.

On the eve of the Intel Developer Forum, at an Aug. 15 press conference, AMD Senior Vice President Randy Allen said these 45-nm chips will ship in the fourth quarter of 2008, which means that some of AMD's OEM partners could have early systems for sale by the end of the year.

In previous statements, AMD executives have said the first 45-nm processor products would ship in the second half of 2008. Intel has not specified when the first of its Nehalem chips for servers will ship to partners. The first of these processors will appear in high-end desktops.

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