|Rick C. Hodgin
December 20, 2007 12:46
Santa Clara (CA) - In follow-up to a story TGDaily.com published yesterday, Intel's George Alfs was able to give us a brief comment regarding the delayed Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550. He said there was a lot of web speculation as to the reason, but that Intel had always planned for a Q1'2008 launch, and that's where they're headed right now with a February or March launch, instead of January.
Speculation has been that the delay was due to difficulties AMD is having with their product launch, including a processor errata (a bug) that affects the L2/L3 cache and keeps performance down notably when a BIOS patch is applied to correct the bug. Alfs tells TGDaily.com, "We've been very public that we would launch 45nm mainstream processors in Q1'08 and we are on track to do that."