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Intel Core 2 "Penryn" and Linux

Nov 18, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"On October 28th, Intel released the reviews on the new 'Penryn' Core 2 processor, specifically the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX9650. The QX9650 has a lot of new features and welcomes a new generation to the Core 2 processor family. So what are these features and how will they equate into benefits to the consumer and, more specifically, Linux users? That's what Linux Hardware is here to unravel. In this review I'll cover all the high points of the new 'Penryn' core and talk to a couple Linux projects about the impact on end-user performance.

"Touted as the 'biggest advancement in fundamental transistor design in 40 years,' the new 45nm High-k process is what makes the new core possible..."

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