The copper core is quite obviously bigger than before.
All Intel boxed processors come bundled with a suitable cooler. Due to the increased maximum thermal design power of the fast Smithfield models, Intel made some changes to their reference cooler design; they increased both the surface area and the size of the copper core in order to improve heat dissipation.
The old cooler: the fins are split into two branches.
The new guy: there are more fins now and they are thinner.
- Pentium Extreme Edition And Pentium D 840 Under Scrutiny
- Intel's Changed Information Strategy
- Inside The Dual Core 'Smithfield'
- Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840
- Pentium D Processor 840
- Pentium D Pricing
- Intel Reference Cooler With More Copper And Larger Surface
- Overclocking To 4 GHz
- Test System: Anchor Creek Platform / 955X With DDR2-667
- Optional Dual Graphics
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results
- DirectX 9
- Synthetic, Continued
- Performance Evaluation
- Conclusion: A Milestone To Be Set