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Intel 45nm Penryn Die Unveiled

Intel new Fab 28 is completed and fully operational at Kiryat Gat, Israel. It
will utilize a 45nm process on 300mm silicon wafers for producing Penryn
processors and will be able to transit to 32nm process when it becomes available
to produce Nehalem-C processors. The picture above is the 45nm Penryn processor
and the die looks pretty much like the Merom and the die size of Merom is at
143mm2. Penryn is expected to pack more cache than Merom with up to
6MB L2 and contains lots of micro-tweaks to the architecture to further enhance
power and performance.

Intel new Fab 28 is completed and fully operational at Kiryat Gat, Israel. It
will utilize a 45nm process on 300mm silicon wafers for producing Penryn
processors and will be able to transit to 32nm process when it becomes available
to produce Nehalem-C processors. The picture above is the 45nm Penryn processor
and the die looks pretty much like the Merom and the die size of Merom is at
143mm2. Penryn is expected to pack more cache than Merom with up to
6MB L2 and contains lots of micro-tweaks to the architecture to further enhance
power and performance.

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