updated 08:45 am EDT, Fri July 15, 2005
Intel processor roadmap
Intel will renovate its in 2006--with new 65 nm processors replacing current single and dual-core Pentiums and the introduction of Yonah as the official mobile and desktop processor for small form factor devices; however, Intel will not be able to increase speed levels dramatically until the arrival of its next-generation processor architecture, according to a report on Tom's Hardware Guide. A series of announcements and technical specs of the new processors are expected at the upcoming developer forum taking place in San Francisco from August 23-25. The report says that Intel's next-generation processor architecture "Conroe" will debut in the second half of 2006: it will consume less power than the current Pentium 4 architecture and offer up to 4MB of L2 cache and run at speeds comparable to a 3.6GHz dual-core Pentium D with Presler core at debut.