Intel to roll out Penryn line of processors based on 45 nanometer process

Intel will announce its new line of microprocessors based on the 45 nm process on Monday.

An excerpt from CNN:

With the new transistor design, combined with a new 45-nanometer manufacturing process, Intel can make cheaper, more powerful processors. And that could mean lower price tags for consumers next year on personal computers, servers and a host of electronic goods.

The new chipmaking technology follows Intel's 'tick-tock' strategy for new chip making processes and new chip designs in alternating-year cycles.

The new Penryn chip will compete with arch rival AMD's Barcelona server chips and Phenom desktop chips. Not to forget that AMD is working on a platform called Spider or what they like to refer as the era of 'gaming supercomputing' (BBC). A review of the processor is available at ZDNet.

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Will the Penryn maintain Intel's lead over AMD?