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What is the difference between wolfdale, kentsfield etc

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April 12, 2009 3:17:44 AM

I know that some cpu cores have different names, ie wolfdale,yorkfield,kentsfield

What is the difference between these, and what does it mean, is one superior over the other?
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April 12, 2009 4:18:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_2_Duo#Kentsfield
gives you a rundown on the specifics of each code names
basically...
Kentsfield was the first quad core w/ the Core 2 brand. it had 4 MB L2 caches and had two dies on one chip. it was a 65 nm design and a high power consumption
Wolfdale has 3 MB of L2 cache. wolfdale also had newer materials and instruction set as compared to the Kentsfield. Wolfdale has 2 proc. cores on one die... i've heard that wolfdales are the easiest Core 2s to OC... i have an Athlon so i can't verify that myself
Yorkfield is a dual-die quad core w/ 6 MB L2 cache. Its essentially an update of the Kentsfield design
April 12, 2009 4:49:12 AM

arges86 said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_2_Duo#Kentsfield
gives you a rundown on the specifics of each code names
basically...
Kentsfield was the first quad core w/ the Core 2 brand. it had 4 MB L2 caches and had two dies on one chip. it was a 65 nm design and a high power consumption
Wolfdale has 3 MB of L2 cache. wolfdale also had newer materials and instruction set as compared to the Kentsfield. Wolfdale has 2 proc. cores on one die... i've heard that wolfdales are the easiest Core 2s to OC... i have an Athlon so i can't verify that myself
Yorkfield is a dual-die quad core w/ 6 MB L2 cache. Its essentially an update of the Kentsfield design



Yorkfield is a dual die quad core with 12MB L2 cache and 6MB per die. Wolfdale has 6MB L2 cache and Conroe has 4MB L2 cache. Conroe being the dual core variant of Merom and Wolfdale the dual core variant of Penryn. 65nm == Merom 45nm == Penryn
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