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"Intel’s New 45nm Chips Up to Two Times Faster" -xbit

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August 8, 2007 10:16:01 PM

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20070808134025.html

"Even though the transition to improved Intel Core 2 micro-architecture with the new chips due to be available late this year is not typically considered as substantial for Intel Corp., a web-site, which managed to test an engineering sample of the chip reported up to 115% performance gains for the new products from the world’s largest chipmaker compared to current offerings.



According to a report from HKEPC web-site, Intel Core 2 Duo “Wolfdale” (2.33GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 1333MHz processor system bus) performs from 0.22% to 115% faster compared to Intel Core 2 Duo “Conroe” processor (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1333MHz PSB). Typically, the new chip delivers 5% to 15% of additional performance, but there are tests, like video encoding or advanced gaming, where the new micro-architecture skyrockets its performance."

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August 8, 2007 10:53:03 PM

Old news really.

The "115%" performance increase is only for DivX encoding because of SSE4.

Of the games benchmarked F.E.A.R. got only an 8.5% increase while HL2 got a 31% bump. Doom 3 only got about 10% so any game based on that engine will likely receive only a 10% performance increase as well.
August 9, 2007 12:57:58 AM

but crysis is supposedly being optimized for it
August 9, 2007 1:10:56 AM

SSE4 does indeed show huge improvements.

Right now, this means very little as virtually no code exists that eses SSE4.

A year from now, most games will.
August 9, 2007 6:06:30 AM

I always thought that current Core 2s had SSE4?
August 9, 2007 6:57:19 AM

core 2 have SSSE3,
SSE4(.1) for penryn's..
August 9, 2007 7:24:41 AM

Most interesting to me is the fact that ES chips are apparently already being released by Intel with minimal or no NDA... and not a peep about the k10's. If Intel follows the pattern of the Conroe launch, the market will all know what to expect prior to wholesale / retail availability.

Also interesting is the stepping of this sample...
August 9, 2007 9:15:27 AM

@bryan1995
I decided to take a look at you link hoping to understand a bit more than you since I'm Greek but mate you're wrong! It's all Chinese to me!
August 9, 2007 9:17:00 AM

maverick7 said:
but crysis is supposedly being optimized for it


crysis release date: 16-11-2007

Date everyone is REQUIRED to buy a new pc by law: 16-11-2007

:) 

I'm excited about penryn's release around Q4 2007 not because I plan to buy one, but because it means all the current intel 65nm chips will drop in price, which is excellent.
August 9, 2007 3:27:14 PM

Piercey said:
crysis release date: 16-11-2007

Date everyone is REQUIRED to buy a new pc by law: 16-11-2007

:) 

I'm excited about penryn's release around Q4 2007 not because I plan to buy one, but because it means all the current intel 65nm chips will drop in price, which is excellent.




The first Penryns will be server only, so they won't affect desktop prices.
August 9, 2007 3:37:29 PM

Wolfdale's are 45nm shrinks of the Core 2 Duo desktop chip.
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