"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..."