According to a DigiTimes report, Intel is planning to launch three Nehalem-based quad-core processors at the end of this year.
The Nehalem-based processors will use the new LGA1366 socket and are codenamed XE, P1, and MS3. They have clocks of 3.2GHz, 2.93GHz, and 2.66GHz respectively; all have a 130W TDP and 8MB of L3 cache.
Intel will launch the supporting X58 chipset alongside these processors. The Nehalem-based processors are supposed to increase performane 15 – 30% over current products. They will no longer use a Front-Side Bus, rather Intel’s new QuickPath Interconnect architecture.