Intel show-off working 3.2GHz Nehalem chip
Tylersburg will support a single processor, via QuickPath, obviously, that’ll be aimed at high-end desktop PCs, and a two-socket arrangement primarily aimed at the high-performance computing crowd. Hooking up to the southbridge – ICH10, most likely – via the present DMI bus. Expect to see the first iterations of Nehalem hit the shelves in Q1 2009
The long and short of it is that Nehalem, we reckon, will offer around 30 per cent better performance, on a clock-for-clock basis, when compared to Core 2, in a heavily-multithreaded environment – HPC and low-end servers, mainly. These gains diminish with lighter workloads that are the mainstay of the desktop environment, so don’t be surprised to see some not-quite-as-impressive-as-expected numbers coming your way soon.
Tech talk aside, it’s quite promising to see this early silicon working at such a speed.