Intel Clarkdale and Havendale: Socket 1156 CPUs sighted
Pictures of Intel's Clarkdale and Havendale CPUs are coming around on the Internet.
Intel's Havendale is a 45 nanometer CPU, but according to the latest information, the 32 nanometer variant Clarkdale is the one that will be introduced to the market in the end. The integrated graphics unit of the Clarkdale CPUs nevertheless will be produced in 45 nanometers. Besides the Clarkdale CPUs the socket 1566 will also be used for Intel's Westmere and Lynnfield processors.
The new pictures of the Clarkdale and Havendale were published by user "JCornell” in the Xtremesystems forum. Given the fact that this user already published pictures and benchmarks of Intel CPUs months before they were released, the material can be regarded as authentic. The underside of the CPUs doesn't reveal, as expected, any differences in matters of the pins and only some SMD components have been relocated. For the benchmark Super Pi 1M the processor needed about 18.125 seconds running at 2,400 MHz - das comparable to a Core i7 and in relation to the frequency faster than socket AM2(+)/AM3/775 CPUs.
More articles related to forthcoming Intel CPUs:
• Socket chaos sorted out: LGA 1156 is the home of the Core i5
• Intel Roadmap: Clarkdale replaces Havendale
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