Industry sources confirmed to TG Daily that Intel has received first silicon of its "Tylersburg" chipset, which will be available for high-end desktop processors built on Intel's new Nehalem architecture due in 2008.
Tylersburg HEDT ("high-end desktop") is a 65 nm chipset that is likely to follow Intel's "Logan" and "Bigby" single- and dual-socket 3-series chipsets (formerly code-named "Bearlake"). The chipset, scheduled for a H2 2008 release for desktop Nehalem processors will be released side-by-side with Thurley, a chipset for DP servers and workstations as well as "Foxhollow", which will be offered for UP servers and workstations.
Information on Tylersburg are scarce at this time, but we hear that the "AO rev" case out after one and a half years of development and exceeded internal expectations in terms of performance and power consumption. Apparently, the chipset will drop power consumption by 2X when compared to its direct predecessor – using features such as packet detect during low power states as well as low-power state support from third party PCI Express (PCIe) vendors and Intel's own PCIe devices.