Socket B & Bloomfield in 2008 Posted on 05/03/2007 at 20:42 by Nicolas
- source: HKEPC
HKEPC has received some information from motherboard manufacturers saying that Intel would have published indications regarding the conception of VRM (voltage regulation module) for the future socket LGA 1336 currently named Socket B. It will be initially compatible with Bloomfield processors.
Like the Penryn, they will use the 45nm fabrication process but they will be based on the Nehalem architecture and have four cores with 8 to 12MB of L2 cache. There will also be, but this information hasn’t been confirmed, a new FSB that will replace the Quad Pumped released with the Pentium 4.
The socket B might be available for « very high end » products in the middle of 2008. Even if we can’t be absolutely sure that it won’t be exclusively intended for server CPU, our Chinese colleagues said that it will progressively replace the current t socket LGA 775 to become the new format around mid-2009.