Intel Penryn has 820 million transistors

Posted on Friday, Jun 29 2007 @ 01:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla has some tidbits of info about the 45nm Penryn processor from Intel:
Intel has revelead some more information about its upcoming Penryn quad core server part and it will have 12MB of cache as we've mentioned before and it has no less than 820 million transistors.

Still, at 45nm, this monster chip is smaller than the current Clovertown Xeon processors with 8MB of cache, as Penryn measures 107mm2 compared to 143mm2 for Clovertown.

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