The chipmaker reportedly posted the date on a website for resellers that is accessible with a username and password only, according to Daily Tech.
The Intel website listed 7 Penryn models with clock speeds ranging from 2.0 Ghz to 3.16 Ghz. Except for the 120 Watt 3.16Ghz model, all chips consume 80 Watt of power.
A spokesperson for Intel declined to comment, adding that information posted on the reseller site is subject to non-disclosure agreements.
The company has officially stated that it plans to start production on the 45nm processor in the second half of this year, but hasn't yet disclosed a launch date.
Intel is expected to be the first chip maker to launch 45nm silicon. The new chip furthermore is slated to out-perform AMD's forthcoming Barcelona Opteron processor that starts shipping to server makers this month.
Penryn is the first chip to use so-called High-K and metal gate transistors, which allow the company to drastically reduce power consumption. The chip also is the first to introduce the new SSE instruction set.
Intel sets 11 November 45nm launch date
By Tom Sanders on Aug 15, 2007 4:38PM