We have learned that Intel will introduce 45nm Nehalem processor in 2009. Northbridge will be integrated in Nehalem, so Nehalem + Intel Southbridge combo will which challenge APU platform from AMD. So by introducing Nehalem, Intel will reduce the living space of chipsets from NVIDIA, VIA and SiS.
The first batch of Nehalem processor family will be Lynnfield -a desktop version and Clarksfield, a mobile version, they are four core designs, Northbridge chipw will be integrated in them, and they will support DDR3 memory. Lynnfield and Clarksfield will use PCH (Platform Control Hub) to connect the Southbridge, code-named Ibexpeak. Analysts believe that this is the real eukaryotic Intel processors + Northbridge chip integration products.
However, while Intel will also introduce dual-core processor m + Northbridge chip integration products, these dual-core processors are Havendale desktop processor and Auburndale mobile processor, the two products use MCP (multi-chip Package) mode, the processor core and Northbridge chip in a package on the substrate, above, the Southbridge chip will be Ibexpeak.