Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel lifts veil on 45nm Core 2 Extreme CPU

updated 03:05 pm EDT, Mon October 29, 2007

Intel 45nm Core 2 Extreme

Intel has officially revealed the Core 2 Extreme QX9650, a processor built on the 45nm Yorkfield/Penryn platform. The CPU, the first Penryn chip to be announced, is said to be a dramatic improvement on past quad-core processors such as the QX6850, and incorporates features such as SSE 4 instructions, hybrid gates built with hafnium, and 12MB of L2 cache, and increase from the earlier 8MB limit. In applications which support SSE 4 -- which does require specific coding -- users should receive a performance boost. The processor is by default clocked at 3GHz, and has a 1.33GHz front-side bus. Intel says that a November 12th release date is planned, although no prices have been published. [via Ars Technica]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Kenu Airframe +

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Aiframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ye ...

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News