Oh rumours are abound this morning! The good fellows over at Digitimes have made some interesting speculations regarding Intel’s plan for their 32nm lineup, which so far, has been incredibly “hush hush”.
Some speculations were made about the future of Intel’s lineup when Intel announced their “re-branding” Core scheme, to help consumers separate the benefits of their confusing lineups. According to sources from inside the motherboard industry, Intel is looking to have it’s 32nm Clarkdale CPU’s, which will most likely fall under the Core i5 banner, up and in production by Q4 2009.
The company’s 32nm Clarkdale CPUs will account for 10% of Intel’s total OEM desktop CPU shipments in the fourth quarter, while 45nm Core i7 processors will account for 1%, Lynnfield-based processor 2%, Core 2 Quad processors 9%, Core 2 Duo E8000/E7000 series processors 35%, Pentium E5000/E6000 series 31%, Celeron E3000 and Atom series together 8%, and 65nm-based Pentium E2000 and Celeron 400 together 4%. “-Source Digitimes”
The Clarkdale CPU’s are based on the Westmere architecture, which is merely a 32nm die shrink of the current Nehalem 45nm. They will be dual core processors, utilizing Socket 1156, and be featured along with the P47 chipset. Westmere is also likely to be used on the mythical Core i9 series, which will herald Intel’s foray into the world of six-core desktop processors.
Intel of course, declined to comment on any unreleased products.