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Intel: Nehalem

CPU Charts 2012: 86 Processors From AMD And Intel, Tested
By , Achim Roos

Intel’s Nehalem architecture is partially based on an advanced Core design. These flexible 45 nm desktop CPUs are available as Core i3, i5, and i7 versions, and include two, four, or six cores.

The first Nehalem-based CPUs hit the market in 2008 under the code name Bloomfield. The quad-core family of CPUs sold as Core i7 and dropped into Intel's LGA 1366 interface. The company followed up with a mainstream incarnation code-named Lynnfield toward the end of 2009. Lynnfield-based chips also sported four cores, but surfaced under the Core i5 Core i7 brands, and leveraged an LGA 1156 interface.

Nehalem at 45 nm was succeeded by Westmere (32 nm) at the beginning of 2010. The architectural update materialized as the dual-core Clarkdale design for mainstream desktops and the hexa-core Gulftown configuration for enthusiasts.

Westmere was replaced by Sandy Bridge in 2011.

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Benchmarked Intel Nehalem-Based CPUs:

NehalemCode NameRev.Manufacturing
Process

SocketNumber of
Cores
Clock
Frequency
L2 CacheL3 CacheMemory
Controller
TDP

Core i3-530

Clarkdale

C2

32 nm

1156

2

2.93 GHz

2 x 256 KB

4 MB

on-package up to DDR3-1333

73 W

Core i5-661

Clarkdale

C2

32 nm

1156

2

3.33 GHz

2 x 256 KB

4 MB

on-package up to DDR3-1333

87 W

Core i5-670

Clarkdale

C2

32 nm

1156

2

3.47 GHz

2 x 256 KB

4 MB

on-package up to DDR3-1333

73 W

Core i5-750

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

2.67 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

95 W

Core i5-750S

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

2.4 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

82 W

Core i5-760

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

2.8 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

95 W

Core i7-860

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

2.8 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

95 W

Core i7-870

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

2.93 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

95 W

Core i7-875K

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

2.93 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

95 W

Core i7-880

Lynnfield

B1

45 nm

1156

4

3.07 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1333

95 W

Core i7-920

Bloomfield

C1

45 nm

1366

4

2.67 Ghz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-930

Bloomfield

D0

45 nm

1366

4

2.8 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-960

Bloomfield

D0

45 nm

1366

4

3.2 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-970

Gulftown

B1

32 nm

1366

6

3.2 GHz

6 x 256 KB

12 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-975

Extreme Edition

Bloomfield

D0

45 nm

1366

4

3.33 GHz

4 x 256 KB

8 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-980

Gulftown

B1

32 nm

1366

6

3.33 GHz

6 x 256 KB

12 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-980X

Gulftown

B1

32 nm

1366

6

3.33 GHz

6 x 256 KB

12 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

Core i7-990X

Gulftown

B1

32 nm

1366

6

3.47 GHz

6 x 256 KB

12 MB

integrated up to DDR3-1066

130 W

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