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Intel move forward Bloomfield, X58 launch

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Posted July 25, 2008 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

Intel’s Nehalem-based Bloomfield processors will now launch in September along with X58 chipsets, sources at motherboard makers have revealed.

However, the sources pointed out that CPUs and motherboards will not officially appear in the channel until early October.

Since Bloomfield CPUs are not socket compatible with previous Intel platforms, the accelerated launch is not expected to cause competition between the company’s own products, although the same cannot be said for AMD’s scheduled AM3-based CPU launch, noted the sources.

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