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Intel 45nm Penryn Supports Hyper-Threading

It seems like Intel is going to bring back the good old Hyper-Threading and
put it back to the 45nm Penryn architecture, something isn’t planned out on the
earlier roadmaps. Previously we saw the quad-core Yorkfield having 4 cores / 4
threads and Wolfdale having 2 cores / 2 threads. Now Intel done some changes to
the Penryn architecture and added in HT which obviously isn’t too hard to
implement. Intel sneakily planned out some last minute attacks on AMD K8L
architecture to further boost Penryn performance. We have told you
Bloomfield is capable of 8 threads
and that Yorkfield will come with 2x6MB L2 cache, two variants of Wolfdale with
3MB/6MB L2 cache. Of course there is another Wolfdale-L with 1MB L2 cache. Yorkfield will arrive in Q4 2007 while Wolfdale will come in Q1 2008.

It seems like Intel is going to bring back the good old Hyper-Threading and
put it back to the 45nm Penryn architecture, something isn’t planned out on the
earlier roadmaps. Previously we saw the quad-core Yorkfield having 4 cores / 4
threads and Wolfdale having 2 cores / 2 threads. Now Intel done some changes to
the Penryn architecture and added in HT which obviously isn’t too hard to
implement. Intel sneakily planned out some last minute attacks on AMD K8L
architecture to further boost Penryn performance. We have told you
Bloomfield is capable of 8 threads
and that Yorkfield will come with 2x6MB L2 cache, two variants of Wolfdale with
3MB/6MB L2 cache. Of course there is another Wolfdale-L with 1MB L2 cache. Yorkfield will arrive in Q4 2007 while Wolfdale will come in Q1 2008.

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