Intel roadmap tips dual-core desktops in mid-2005
AnandTech has some spicy details
on Intel's dual-core desktop plans. Intel's latest desktop roadmap shows "Smithfield" dual-core processors emerging in mid-2005:
According to the roadmap, Intel states that two of the Smithfields will launch as mainstream processors, while an additional processor SKU will be positioned as a performance processor. All three processors will launch on the LGA775 socket.
There's no confirmation of which Pentium core Smithfield will use, but according to the roadmap, the chip will roll out on a 90-nm fabrication process.