In the server segment there already is 6-core up and running under codename Dunnington, however it seems that Intel will release a six core consumer processor based on the Nehalem (Core i7) processor architecture later this year. This Socket LGA1366 processor would arrive in roughly the same timeframe as the Lynnfield (Core i5) and Intel P55 chipset based motherboard releases.
From what we heard, after a BIOS update all X58 motherboards currently available are going to support this new processor. Though the product is Nehalem based .. the word is not yet final if it'll be tagged under the Core i7 family name.
Good times, it is nice to finally see some activity on processor development again.
Intel to acquire network IC provider Fulcrum - 07/20/2011 10:17 AM
Intel Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems, a fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data center network providers.
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Intel to unveil 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs at Computex 2011 - 02/09/2011 12:35 PM
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Intel to retire old 45nm chips - 02/09/2011 12:25 PM
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