“Intel plans to launch five 45nm notebook processors (Penryn) to go along with its Santa Rosa Refresh platform in the first quarter of 2008. These will be followed by another six for Montevina in the second quarter, according to sources at motherboard makers.
Intel will launch five Penryn processors for Santa Rosa Refresh supporting a FSB of 800MHz. Core frequencies will be 2.8GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.5GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.1GHz and L2 cache will be 6MB for the 2.8-2.5GHz versions and 3MB for 2.4-2.1GHz versions, noted the sources.
Intel will then launch three processors along with Montevina in the second quarter with 35W power consumption, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB L2 cache and core frequencies of 3.06GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.53GHz, pointed out the sources.
The other three 45nm processors will target the mid-range market and feature 25W power consumption, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 cache and core frequencies of 2.53GHz, 2.4GHz and 2.13GHz, added the sources.
The models numbers for the 11 processors are still unknown, noted the sources.
In an update to previous reports, Penryn processors will account for 53% of Intel’s total notebook CPU shipments in the second quarter of 2008, with the volume supporting Montevina at 18% and Santa Rosa Refresh 35%. Merom processors for Santa Rosa will account for the remaining 47%. Merom processors for Yonah and Napa Refresh will be completely phased out the market by this time, noted the sources.
Intel declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- The Penryn Preview – Part I: Wolfdale Performance @ AnandTech
- HL’s OC experience with INTEL’s Core 2 Duo E6850
- AMD 6000+ AM2 X2 Processor Review @ OCC
- Neoseeker Intel’s E2140 & E2160 Review
At the end of the DigiTimes post, they mention that Intel has no comment about the upcoming Penryn processors, a move very familiar to anyone who has seen them release a major update to their processor line. It is very likely that they are right about the chip lineup, but we won’t know for sure until the end of this year or the beginning of the next.