Associates were assured that the production of dual core processors atom will start in the first half of July. The model Atom 330 had to operate at 1.6 GHz, and the second core will increase the TDP value from 12 to 16 W . Due to the relatively high energy consumption level and heat emission the dual core processors atom will be used only in the desktop systems. Associate reported yesterday that the release of 230 (1.6 GHz) processor was reported to at least September due to the scarcity of single core processors . The announcement periods of this model will be refined in August .
As we already reported, three bloomfield models with frequencies from 2.66 GHz to 3.2 GHz will engage the upper half of price segment. In particular, the 65 nm processors core 2 Extreme QX6800 (2.93 GHz) and Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (3.0 GHz) will be removed from production in July this year, and the 45 nm processors core 2 Quad q9650 (3.0 GHz) and Core 2 Quad q9550 (2.83 GHz) will be removed from production in the first quarter 2009.
Associate also reported an Interesting information relative to the platform Intel x58 + iCH10. This chipset will increase the performance by 15-30% in comparison with the existing of solutions. This Platform will also support four slots for video cards ( PCI express x8 version 2.0 ). let us recall that the announcement of bloomfield processors LGA 1366 is planned for the end of the fourth quarter 2008.