It appears that the rumors about Intel's next major microprocessor “Nehalem” being a huge juggernaut may be true according to leaked documents from Sun Microsystems (get it before it’s gone). The slides appear to be inadvertently placed on Sun’s publicly accessible website and “jokerman” posted the link on Aceshardware (thanks to tip from ZDNet reader JumpingJack). The slides looks like the real thing meant for Intel’s partners and they’re probably well known in the server industry.
Reliable sources have reported in the past that Intel’s Nehalem processor will have three channels of DDR3 memory per CPU versus two channels of DDR2 memory per AMD Barcelona or upcoming Shanghai processor. That would mean that AMD’s massive memory bandwidth advantage will turn in to a large memory bandwidth. So what does this mean for Intel Nehalem’s performance? Take a look at the following charts I generated after carefully measuring the length of the performance bars on a pixel level.
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