Mainstream Nehalems Only Next Year?
Without a doubt, Intel will release its first Nehalem processors this year.
Initially, new series will include Bloomfield-based solutions supporting triple-channel memory and aimed at enthusiasts. Such processors will be compatible only with Intel X58 Express based motherboard and LGA1366 socket.
According to the desktop roadmap obtained by the source, Ibex Peak for Lynnfield-based LGA1160 processors will be released only in Q3'2009.
Thus, affordable systems designed for dual-channel DDR3 will arrive only in a year. Until that time, Nehalem will be a lot of enthusiasts. Rich enthusiasts.
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