Intel are tipped to have scheduled their shift to 32nm “Sandy Bridge” chip architecture by Q4 2010, according to the latest loose-talk at PC manufacturers. The technology will replace Nehalem and Westmere, the latter expected to shift to 32nm processes in Q4 this year. Westmere will add six-core processors to the company’s line, and go on sale alongside 45nm quad-core Nehalem chips.
Meanwhile Intel’s desktop chip Clarkdale and notebook chip Arrandale are on track for a launch in Q1 2010, and will be followed by six-core Gulftown CPUs in Q2 2010. Unsurprisingly, Intel themselves declined to comment on the speculation.