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2nd generation processors look different? Why?

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I know this has nothing to do with overclocking and I hope my question is ok to ask here. I was wondering if anyone knows why processors with the same part number look different. For instance the second generation i7-2820QM has some CPU's that are relatively blank on the top then other i7-2820QM's that have a bunch of resistors on the top? Are they truly the same spec? If so why do they look so different. At first I was thinking it had to do with where they were manufactured, but it seems like a completely different schematic? Thanks in advance for any insight on this puzzling CPU question (puzzling to me).
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From what I can see it just looked like a design change from revision to revision.
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
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