Otellini said that Westmere will ship in volume later this year and could be on sale in PCs by early 2010. The new chips are basically die-shrink versions of the current 45nm Nehalem family of processors, but will come in a two-chip package configuration, where a die containing a graphics core and the memory controller will sit alongside the CPU die. There will be a desktop variant known as Clarkdale, comprising of two cores with hyper-threading technology, and a mobile chip codenamed Arrandale with the same arrangement.
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