2006-05-31 X-bit's Investigation: Data Transfer Rate between the Cores in Dual-Core Processors

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2006-01-05 Intel Presler 65 nm chip dual core chip including Vanderpool (a virtualization technology) to succeed Smithfield. Likely to run at 3.6 GHz and above. Previously known as Blue Pressler. Is in fact two Cedar Mill chips bonded together. Uses the i975X chipset.

2006-01-05 Intel Yonah Mobile chip, succeeding Dothan in the power optimized notebook segment including HyperThreading and Vanderpool. Will use the Alviso-GM chipset. Includes one (Yonah1 - Core Solo) or two (Yonah2 - Core Duo) Dothan cores with one shared 2MB cache. The cache is dynamically divided between the cores. Runs on a 667 MHz bus, except for the ULV version which uses 533 MHz. Earlier listed as a 90nm chip in 04-H2.
Yonah (sometimes referred to as Jonah) is part of the Napa Centrino platform, succeeding Sonoma.
Named X50: $637, X40: $423, X30: $294, and X20: $241, while X48 and X39 will be low voltage versions.
There will also be a low-end Yonah called 756, below X20, with only one core running at 1.67 GHz and 2MB of cache.
Yonah will be used in future Macs.
Newer info names the chips T2600, T2500, T2400 and T2300 for normal chips, L2400 and L2300 for Low Voltage and U1400 and U1300 for Ultra Low Voltage. Clocked from 1.06 to 2.16 GHz.

2006-06-06 AMD Windsor AMD dual core chip built on a 90 nm process. Includes DDR-2 support. Uses the new AM2 socket.

2006-07-27 Intel Conroe Major redesign of the desktop chips based on the mobile chip Merom. Should use the same bus as Merom and Tukwila. Part of the Averill platform. Said to be used in future Macs. Will be named E6300 (1.86 GHz, 2MB, $210), E6400 (2.13 GHz, 2MB, $230), E6600 (2.40 GHz, 4MB, $315) and E6700 (2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz, 4MB, $529). A value-segment version known as Conroe-L will be introduced in 2007-Q2. Will also be used in Uniprocessor Xeon chips (3040, 3050, 3060, 3070)

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