Expreview.com has acquired what looks to be leaked Intel slides showing details about the firm’s upcoming X58 chipset and Nehalem processor.
The X58 is slated to come out in the fourth quarter of this year according to the slides, and will support quad-core Bloomfield processors (45nm Nehalem-based). The Bloomfield processor will have 8MB of L3 cache, be able to process eight threads through multi-threading, and use the LGA 1366 socket. The slides indicate that motherboards based on the X58 will also support tri-channel DDR3 memory with Intel’s much-anticipated QuickPatch interconnect, which replaces the Front Side Bus. Motherboards with the X58 can also feature up to four PCI-e 2.0 slots, and seven new SSE4 instructions.