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Intel 45nm “Penryn”

The 45nm shrink of Merom is going to be called Penryn. The interesting thing is not about the chip itself, but the process. Since the 65nm process is on the verge of release, it means that this coming IDF, they will probably start talking about the 45nm process. The leakage problem is solved. Expect improvements on this process over time, and then a huge leap at 45. Merom will get to 9W in a ULV dual core part, but Yonah is down at 5.5W, single core though. When Penryn hits, expect the power draw on the low end to go way down, and Yonah to be laid to rest.

The 45nm shrink of Merom is going to be called Penryn. The interesting thing is not about the chip itself, but the process. Since the 65nm process is on the verge of release, it means that this coming IDF, they will probably start talking about the 45nm process. The leakage problem is solved. Expect improvements on this process over time, and then a huge leap at 45. Merom will get to 9W in a ULV dual core part, but Yonah is down at 5.5W, single core though. When Penryn hits, expect the power draw on the low end to go way down, and Yonah to be laid to rest.

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