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sabersix1
12-20-06, 12:41 AM
by Cyril Kowaliski http://www.techreport.com/

Despite being based on an architecture designed to hit high clock speeds, Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors never made it past the 4GHz barrier. However, Intel will finally go past the magic number in 2008, if a report by VR-Zone is to be believed. The report says Bloomfield, one of Intel's upcoming 45nm quad-core processors based on the Nehalem architecture, will be clocked at speeds exceeding 4GHz when it comes out in 2008. The chip will have 8MB of shared L2 cache, simultaneous multi-threading (the ability to execute two threads per core,) support for Intel's Common System Interface, and an integrated memory controller. Bloomfield will slip into new B socketsóland grid arrays with 1,366 pins instead of the 775 in Intel's current desktop LGA socket.


OH FETCH! Socket B with 1366-Pin 45-nm QUAD-Core, 8MB L2 Cache, PLUS an Integrated Memory Controller on the DIE!
Can't wait to see the Motherboards! PCIE 2.0 with 64-Lanes for Graphics! OH MAN! I JUST GOT WOOD!!!(nana2) :jumping: :beer: :dance: :afraid: (xmassign2

superklye
12-20-06, 12:59 AM
Wow...if this is indeed true, 2008 is going to be a majestic year. :D

Uberpwnage
12-20-06, 01:07 AM
What time in 2008, does anyone know? I hope its Q1, as thats in line with my upgrade strategy.

Bought a Pentium 4 550, 6800U, and 1GB ram in Q1 2005.
Opteron 170, X1900XTX, 2GB ram in Q1 2006
*Hopefully* QX6700, 8900GTX, 4GB ram Q1 2007
4GHz Nehalem :D 9800GTX? lol, 4GB DDR3 Q1 2008

Spartan 117
12-20-06, 01:09 AM
OH SNAP!

then thats my next upgrade, I think my Kentsfield is good for a yr or so :)

nrdstrm
12-20-06, 03:07 AM
by Cyril Kowaliski http://www.techreport.com/

Despite being based on an architecture designed to hit high clock speeds, Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors never made it past the 4GHz barrier. However, Intel will finally go past the magic number in 2008, if a report by VR-Zone is to be believed. The report says Bloomfield, one of Intel's upcoming 45nm quad-core processors based on the Nehalem architecture, will be clocked at speeds exceeding 4GHz when it comes out in 2008. The chip will have 8MB of shared L2 cache, simultaneous multi-threading (the ability to execute two threads per core,) support for Intel's Common System Interface, and an integrated memory controller. Bloomfield will slip into new B socketsóland grid arrays with 1,366 pins instead of the 775 in Intel's current desktop LGA socket.


OH FETCH! Socket B with 1366-Pin 45-nm QUAD-Core, 8MB L2 Cache, PLUS an Integrated Memory Controller on the DIE!
Can't wait to see the Motherboards! PCIE 2.0 with 64-Lanes for Graphics! OH MAN! I JUST GOT WOOD!!!(nana2) :jumping: :beer: :dance: :afraid: (xmassign2

I would be in hog heaven if this were true. I am a bit of an Intel Fan Boy, but will go to wichever processor is faster. If this turns out, I will have wood too!!! :) The only thing that bothers me is I could have sworn that Intel said they would get to 5 Ghz or more (can't remember exactly) by now using the netburst architecture. This seems a little closer to reality though, as when Intel stated that, I think netburst was only at 1.8 or lower, and are now at almost 4 Ghz with netburst (3.6 I think) and 3.0 on Core 2 architecture by late next year. Can you image 8 cores running at 4.0+ with hyperthreading on each core? To quote Tikiman : :tiki:

RussianHAXOR
12-20-06, 11:31 AM
Fine... im gonna wait to use my graduation money to build it!!

Now i HAVE TO GET a good videocard since ill be waiting another year until i upgrade!!

J-Mag
12-20-06, 11:41 AM
simultaneous multi-threading (the ability to execute two threads per core,)


So hyperthreading is coming back then, eh?

hirantha
12-20-06, 03:09 PM
Yep thatís some amazing news.. Now, who wants to wait till 2008 before they update their machines? hahahaha hope I can wait that long without a very decent update to my machine.

ViN86
12-20-06, 10:38 PM
so, they finally decided to go with an onboard memory controller eh?

all they need to do is get a nice HyperTransport 2.0 bus on that beast and were in business :nana:

all i can say is:
45 nm :eek:
4 GHz! :eek: