Leaked slides from Intel are floating around the Internet saying that Intel X58 paired with ICH10/R southbridge will be the first chipset combo to support Intel Bloomfield desktop processors, part of Intel's 45nm Nehalem architecture. The following list shows only a few of the new features that will be presented with Intel's forthcoming high-end platform:
-Intel Bloomfield is a 45nm quad core processor that supports 8 processing threads and use LGA 1366 Socket
-Bloomfield CPUs will come with 8MB of shared L2 cache
-Bloomfield supports IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) and triple-channel DDR3 RAM
-Bloomfield supports QPI and adds seven more SSE4 instructions.
-Motherboards with Intel X58 chipset that will support Bloomfield processors will utilize PCI-e 2.0 slots working in dual x16 or Quad x8 configurations.