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.
- Intel to roll out Penryn chip family on Monday (Mercury News)
- First Penryn Chips With 'Reinvented Transistor' (InternetNews)