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Intel shows off its first six-core processor, called Dunnington, which will be available in the second half of 2008. Dunnington is based on the 45nm high-k process technology and is composed of 1.9-billion transistors. It contains a 16MB L3 cache, is socket compatible with the Caneland platform, and is built for virtualization.rnrn
Larry Dignan has more details of Intel’s presentation.rnrn
Photos are courtesy of Intel.
Here’s a map of Dunnington.
Intel says its Nehalem chip is scalable from two to eight cores and offers two-way simultaneous multi-threading. It is set for production in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Here’s a map of Nehalem.
Intel says its new quad-core Tukwila chip will have 2 billion processors and a 30MB cache. It’s expected to double the performance of Intel’s Itanium processors.