Intel Takes Wraps Off 45-nm PenrynBy Loyd Case | Print
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Intel's first 45-nm next-generation Core 2 processor chips, code-named Penryn, have arrived, booted operating systems and run applications. Intel is also talking up its 45-nm manufacturing process. (ExtremeTech)Intel unveiled details of its next-generation Core 2 processors, code-named Penryn, to the technology press on Jan. 25.
Just as AMD catches up with Intel by moving to a 65-nm process technology, Intel is poised to push ahead to 45 nm. According to Intel Vice President Steve Smith, Intel's new 45-nm CPUs are slated to begin production sometime in the second half of 2007.
Intel demonstrated five working systems, borrowed from its own qualification labs, running 45-nm CPUs of different flavors, including a laptop.
Another pair of systems represented typical desktop PCs, including a dual-core and a quad-core system. Two additional dual-socket, workstation-class systems were also on show, including a dual-socket system with two quad-core CPUs.
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