32nm and 2nd gen high-K goodness! That can only mean crazy OCability. It seems that Intel will be moving over to immersion lithography as well in addition to AMD.
CeBIT 2008 32nm and new chipsets
THE INTEL DESKTOP and server briefing was far less info packed than the mobile one, but that is not to say there was nothing new from the boys in blue.
The new chipsets were formally launched, officially named G45, G43, Q45 and Q43. These parts are 65nm variants of the chips with 3s instead of 4s, and are a little more in all categories. The big thing about the G45 is that it adds HD decode ability, so it should catch Intel up to ATI in that category, NV still lacks integrated with video decode. Look for G45 to tip up in weeks, parts are sampling to vendors now, so quite volume is likely around Computex.
The big news is Intel is talking 32nm, and gave out a few specs as well. Think 0.182Âµm^2 cell size, 2nd gen high-K metal gate transistors, and the kicker, 193nm immersion lithography. If you think LED lighting is expensive, you will have a stroke if you see the price on these lamps.
Last up, we have product news. There will be a 40W quad core part coming, it is a low voltage Harpertown. Expect more news on it this coming week, there are briefings in the calendar, so the kimono should be fully opened shortly. Âµ