An Intresting move from Intel today, everything always starts in their server segment, typically a couple of months later followed by the consumer products.
Intel claims it's already shipping more 45nm processors than 65nm ones. Yesterday the chip giant phased out 31 different boxed versions of 65nm dual- and quad-core Xeon processors. Intel expects about 60 percent of the CPUs it manufactures in Q4 2008 will be 45nm.
The PCN lists six dual-core Xeon processors with Woodcrest core (5120, 5150, LV5148, 5110, 5130, 5140, 5160) as well as nine quad-core versions with Clovertown core (E5310, E5320, L5320, E5335, L5335, E5345, X5365, X5355) as well as variations of these CPUs for a total of 31 processors being phased out.
Intel told customers that orders for these processors will not be cancelable after January 23, 2009 and final orders can be submitted until April 23, 2009. Intel plans the final shipment of these processors for July 23, 2009.