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Nehalem arrives in week 40 and 44, possibly

Nehalem arrives in week 40 and 44, possibly

Intel Nehalem and X58 are just six weeks away.

Tentatively set your calenders because week 44, or late October, since this is when X58 and Nehalem's Bloomfield boards will arrive for us consumers.

Well, maybe. Between hearing the news and writing the news there was an insinuation that Intel might push it back because the new chipset and architecture might have a few issues, although we've yet to confirm anything for sure.

We're not talking G45 delays, but we're aware some motherboard engineers are upset with Intel because even this late in the day it's suggesting component changes, which could affect design and sampling schedules. With only a short while to go Intel might be giving the Taiwanese a few ulcers!

We've also been told that Intel's premium X58 chipset alone will cost $70, making the boards quite expensive, but this is not unexpected and by no means completely insane like Nvidia launching the nForce 790i Ultra SLI with a chipset that cost $100+. Instead just expect new technologies to charge a happy premium for the time being.

If you're the big business type and want workstation and server parts, you're in luck because those should launch four weeks earlier in week 40. Single socket Xeons are where we'll get the first idea of Nehalem performance over Penryn, however it makes us wonder why Intel are moving so early to its new architecture with Penryn doing so well.

Too quick, too expensive, not here fast enough? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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wuyanxu 14th July 2008, 15:55 Quote
but good thing is, Intel won't charge us too much for their Bloomfield 2.66Ghz, only $299. so we will be able to have a SLi/Crossfire capatable system with 6GB of DDR3 RAM for about £200 CPU + £200 mobo + £200 RAM = £600.

not bad for next generation system.
Timmy_the_tortoise 14th July 2008, 16:11 Quote
Screw Nehalem...

I want my 32 core, 22nm Sandy bridge NOW!
Paradigm Shifter 14th July 2008, 16:12 Quote
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...however it makes us wonder why Intel are moving so early to its new architecture with Penryn doing so well.
Probably to keep up the intense pressure on AMD. I doubt Intel really wants a one-horse race, as then they risk the monopoly commissions etc focussing on them, but equally if they can keep AMD from catching them up - or pulling another Athlon64 on them... that makes their life easier. At least AMD has a solid GPU this time, so it's not like they're fighting a losing battle on two fronts.
ParaHelix.org 14th July 2008, 16:32 Quote
Meh....meh.
Timmy_the_tortoise 14th July 2008, 16:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
Quote:
...however it makes us wonder why Intel are moving so early to its new architecture with Penryn doing so well.
Probably to keep up the intense pressure on AMD. I doubt Intel really wants a one-horse race, as then they risk the monopoly commissions etc focussing on them, but equally if they can keep AMD from catching them up - or pulling another Athlon64 on them... that makes their life easier. At least AMD has a solid GPU this time, so it's not like they're fighting a losing battle on two fronts.

I do hope AMD do pull another Athlon64 on them.

That'll force more innovation, more price drops and quicker.
delriogw 14th July 2008, 17:39 Quote
"Tentatively set your calenders because week 44, or late September, because this is when X58 and Nehalem's Bloomfield boards will arrive for us consumers."

you only need one because in that sentence you know

want a editor? :P
Timmy_the_tortoise 14th July 2008, 18:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by delriogw
"Tentatively set your calenders because week 44, or late September, because this is when X58 and Nehalem's Bloomfield boards will arrive for us consumers."

you only need one because in that sentence you know

want a editor? :P

Not just one because, but an almost entire re-wording.
terrace215 14th July 2008, 18:20 Quote
Richard,

So, um... week 44 is the very end of October, not September. :)

8 weeks before the end of the year, and all that...

And the interval of week 40 to week 44 is basically the month of October.
delriogw 17th July 2008, 20:53 Quote
"Tentatively set your calenders because week 44, or late September, since this is when X58 and Nehalem's Bloomfield boards will arrive for us consumers."

sigh replacing a because with since doesn't make sense either.


Tetatively set your calenders FOR week 44, or late September, since this is when ..... etc etc..
delriogw 17th July 2008, 20:54 Quote
oh OR...

Tentatively set your calendars, (not the comma) because week 44 - or late september - is when..... etc etc....
delriogw 17th July 2008, 20:55 Quote
note not not, sorry for multi posting, but it won't let me edit what i've put
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