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Old 02-11-2009, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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AnandTech: Intel's 32nm Update: The Follow-on to Core i7 and More

So this is probably the best article out that lays out the intel roadmap clearly. What I find interesting is why intel is going to abandon quad cores for the 32 nm die shrink? I will probably be getting a new laptop around this time next year, but with this information I will have the option between a 45 nm quad core, or a more optimized 32 nm dual core westmere.

Also doesn't make sense on the desktop either. The economy could be a reason, but it still doesn't make sense to not even have a couple quad variants.

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Probably because they want to focus on the new 45nm quad-core Lynnfield and Clarksfield processors. At least until the Sandy Bridge architecture arrives.


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My guess is because of the 45nm integrated graphics on the chip
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It also seems dodgy to go with two different sockets for the desktop market....
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It also seems dodgy to go with two different sockets for the desktop market....
Well I guess that depends on the budget, usage, and if you're looking to build from scratch or upgrade.
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