The Nehalem may not be the only Intel processor to arrive earlier than expected. The latest information from Intel confirms the appearance of a Yorkfield Extreme Edition at the end of 2007 ,which should be set at least at 3.33 GHz.
The release of the other non « Extreme » Penryns will take place in the first quarter of 2008. Two other Yorkfields as well as four Wolfdales (all are dual cores) are also planned. While the frequencies aren’t yet known, we noted the existence of a version whose FSB is limited to 1066 MHz and L2 cache at 3MB, however, in which TXT (Trusted Execution Technology, AKA LaGrande) is absent. The following roadmap only takes into account the essential details.
As for laptops, the Penryn will allow a much welcomed renewal for the Santa Rosa platform and this should also happen in the first quarter of next year. An Extreme Edition model is planned as well but it is curiously devoid of Intel Dynamic Acceleration technology. Higher frequencies and FSB are expected in the second quarter for the Montevina platform, accompanied by Cantiga chipsets, which will have (amongst other things) a FSB 1066 MHz and DDR3-800/1066 in addition to DDR2.