Published on 26th August 2005 by
Originally Posted by TMMMy ass prescott has a better performance:watt ratio then northwood
Originally Posted by bigzIt is based on the Smithfield core, which has the a similar feature set to the Prescott core and comes clocked at 2.8GHz with a 1MB L2 cache for each core - in fact, you could consider the Smithfield core to be two Prescott 1MB cores stuck together on the same die.
Originally Posted by RotoSequenceI noticed a mistake on the first page
Technically its two seperate cores installed on the same packaging; there actually is physical seperation between the two dies. This is pretty significant, as if they were on the same die, communications between the two CPUs wouldnt have to occur over the pins.
Originally Posted by RotoSequenceI dont see whats stopping them from putting a millimeter or so's distance between two dies though... are you catching something else visually that I'm not?
Originally Posted by bigz1mm between the two dies would create a 'hot spot' on the core, IMHO.
Originally Posted by mclean007You have a prescott in your ass?? You should be on "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"
Originally Posted by BindibadgiThey way Intel seal their cores to the substrate requires a few millimetres around the edge of each die. Also, most Intel LGA heatsinks have a small, central copper core so two large cores would have areas outside of the contact area.
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