Intel’s upcoming Core i7 chips to feature 130W TDP
Either this is a typo in Intel’s official documents that we’ve seen, or it means that 3.2GHz, which is 600MHz faster than 2.6GHz Nehalem, will have the same TDP.
We’ve seen the same numbers before, which might indicate that these are the real numbers. We know that even 2.93GHz Nehalem can easily hit over 4GHz with air-cooling, which indicates that there is still enough room for some overclocking in this chip.
Nehalem is probably the best chip that Intel ever engineered, even if it’s a heavily improved Core 2 architecture, but it looks that it works well. November should be the time when you should be able to buy one.