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This thread is dedicated to Penryn 45 nm processors. More details will follow as time is permitted.

I am not quite sure that I am able to take on this subject but my goal is to gather Penryn 45nm processors information as I can and put them in simple term. With your help, I hope that I can pull it off.

kaxx - What's the best batch code of E8400's?
LuckyX2 also has a 45nm OC thread.
GigaByte324 also has a Intel Core 2 Quad (45nm) Information Thread.

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Table of Contents
  • Latest Information
  • Introduction
  • Owners List
  • Features and capabilities
  • Specs and Price
  • Motherboard and Memory
  • Benchmarks
  • Recent Reviews and Discussion

Latest Information

Introduction

Penryn families of processors, the new generation processors are based on current Intel Intel Core microarchitecture and 45nm Hi-k process technology. With the hafnium-based Hi-K metal gate transistor design, Penryn processors are able to operate much cooler, more energy-efficient and achieve at higher performance.



Owners List

This is a list of current Penryn owners. If you would like to share the your information, which I encourage you do this, please provide the following information - Owner name, Processor Name, Stock/OC Clock Speed,Motherboard, Memory, GPU , 3Dmark06 score, SuperPI and OS (operation system). Please feel free to let me know if you want to change your information. Information is collected from the screenshot that members provided. It is for benchmark purpose or sharing their experiences.



























Owners Information

18 is # 1 E8400
/\\/eutro Q9450
||LAW||Doom E3110
Afroman Q9450
BaRTiMuS E8400
before QX9650
berrys Q9450
bgbop15 E8400
Bulldog22 E8400
Bviper Q9450
c230k E8400
carpenter E8400
cassieb E8400
Ch13f121 E8400
ccarey13 E8300
Clox E8400
colt1911 Q9450
coltsrock E8400
CudaBoy71 E3110
CyberDruid E8400
CyberDruid QX9650
D.J.S. E8400
Dark-Asylum E8400
DeeJay1337 E8400
Deezle98 Qx9650
Dismounted X3320
Dostoyevsky77 E8400
Ecitsuj E8400
Erball
Fierceleaf QX9650
feltadox1337 E8400
Forsaken1 E8400
fpliii QX9650
frupert QX9650
futa_demon E8500
G|F.E.A.D|Killa E8400
Gauvenator E7200
GeekMan E3110
GigaByte E7200 E7200
GoOffroad E8400
Griffon E8400
grunion Q9450
gunzkevin1 E7200
Hemi X3360
hiwa QX9650
hiwa E8500
hiwa E8500
IceFlight QX9650
iewgnem E8400
iggster E8400
Infinitepyro E8400
Inuyasha1771 QX9650
ipod4ever E8400
Jarrstin E8400
jbrown E8400
Justin_Garrett E8400
kgd1 E7200
kilmar Qx9650
LAhoopz11 E8400
Ledge68 E8400
Lemmy E8400
Litlratt QX9650
lordikon E8400
lsclincoln E8400
marsey99 E8200
mct75 E8400
mica3speedy E8400
mnx1024 X3350
moward E8400
Mxps E8400
ncsa QX9650
ncsa E8500
NCspecV81 E8400
Ninjers E8400
noodle E8400
nuclearjock QX9650
Oblivion77 E8400
opt33 E8400
otego1 E3110
pluciorx E8400
pow3rtr1p E8400
Pythagoras E8400
Pythagoras E8400
rhoel E7200
redalert Q9450
Robilar QX9650
Rolandooo E8400
RussianGrimmReaper E8400
savnac E3110
Scooby-Snack Qx9650
scottb75 E8400
Schroedinger E8400
SeriousBlack Q9450
Slygamer QX9650
sniffsunderclouds Qx9650
SpaceLover E8500
Spinach E8400
soundx98 E8400
stormcrow E8400
supernoob Q9450
swatsor E8400
ThatGuy16 E8400
thawny E8400
The_Parrot E8200
thealmightyone E8200
TheStickyWicket E8400
Thunderer Q9450
total90 E8500
TriBeCa Q9300
Tricky E8400
viceroy E8400
vix E8400
WhatIsChazaq E8400
wierdo124 E8400
williamx E8400
xdaseinx E8400
XFreeRollerX E8400
Xecuter2 E3110
XxSilent22xX Q9450
xz3rorom3o E8400
yannis7777 E8500
ZDarryl Q9300
zlojack E8400
zlojack QX9650

Features and capabilities

45nm Penryn is the shrink and derivative stage processor under the current Intel Intel Core microarchitecture. Penryn has many enhancements over 65nm processors. Here are some highlights.
  • Microarchitecture Optimizations. Penryn increases the overall performance of current Intel Core microarchitecture to deliver more instruction executions per clock cycle, which results in more performance and quicker PC responsiveness.
  • High transistor density. Penyryn has nearly twice the transistor density compares to 65nm processors, which is up to 410 million transistors for dual-core processors and 820 million transistors for quad-core processors based on Intel's new formula. 2x improvement in transistor density, for either smaller chip size or increased transistor count 30% reduction in transistor switching power >20%improvement in transistor switching speed or >5x reduction in source-drain leakage power >10x reduction in gate oxide leakage power.
  • Larger Caches . Penryn processors include up to a 50 percent larger L2 cache with a 24-way associativity to further improve the hit rate and maximize utilization. Dual-core Penryn processors will feature up to a 6MB L2 cache and quad-core processors up to a 12MB L2 cache. Cache is a memory reservoir where frequently accessed data can be stored for more rapid access. Larger and faster cache sizes speed a computer's performance and response time
  • 100 percent lead-free technology. Intel use Lead-free materials to wrap around the chip and pins ultimately connect it to the motherboard.
  • Improving Energy-efficient. Intel uses Hi-k silicon technology for reduced transistor leakage. Deep Power Down, a new advanced power management state to reduces the power of the processor during idle periods such that internal transistor power leakage is no longer a factor. Enhanced Intel® Dynamic Acceleration Technology uses the power headroom freed up when a core is made inactive to boost the performance of another still active core.
  • Advanced Digital Media Boost. Speeding Up video encoding and processing, Photo Imaging, and High Performance Software. Penryn includes Intel Streaming SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) Extensions 4 (SSE4) instructions, the largest unique instruction set addition since the original SSE Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). This extends the Intel 64 instruction set architecture to expand the performance and capabilities of the Intel architecture. SSE4 introduces 47 new instructions to improve performance of video accelerators, graphics building blocks and streaming load. Intel claims a 2x performance gain in video acceleration tasks. There are 14 new instructions for video accelerator performance enhancement. Intel improves compiler auto-vectorization performance with 32 new instructions.
  • Enhanced Virtualization Technology . Penryn speeds up virtual machine transition (entry/exit) times by an average of 25 to 75 percent. This is all done through microarchitecture improvements and requires no virtual machine software changes.
  • Higher Frequencies . Penryn family of products will deliver higher overall clock frequencies within existing power and thermal envelopes to further increase performance.
  • Fast Division of Numbers Penryn-based processors provide fast divider performance, roughly doubling the divider speed over previous 65nm processors used in nearly all applications through the inclusion of a new, faster divide technique called Radix 16.
  • Super Shuffle Engine By implementing a full-width, single-pass shuffle unit that is 128-bits wide, Penryn processors can perform full-width shuffles in a single cycle. This significantly improves performance for SSE2, SSE3 and SSE4 instructions that have shuffle-like operations such as pack, unpack and wider packed shifts. This feature will increase performance for content creation, imaging, video and high-performance computing.
  • Excellent overclocking. Early stage Penryn sample shows that they are easy to overclock to 4G at air with relatively low vcore voltage and idel/load temperature. High stability at this stage shows that 45nm manufacturing process is healthy and ready for prime time.
  • Coefficient ½ X multiplier increment. For the first time, Intel introduces processor multiplier with the 0.5 step in Penryn . As the FSB increase from 333 to 400MHz, multiplier with 0.5 step will be useful to attend the max and break between frequencies.

Specs and Price

This is the most recent list of Penryn family of processors. The chart looks scrabble a bit. I will streamline it as time permits and update the list as data available. Penryn product line crosses desktop, laptop and Server/workstation. Penryn is the family code name. Inside Penryn family, each type of processors has its own code name. The socket type of desktop is LGA775, server/workstation is LGA771 and mobile is Socket P.



Motherboard and Memory

Intel's X48, X38, P35, and G33 chipsets officially support Penryn processors. The new coming P45 and G35 also support Penryn processors. Some vendors are current testing and trying to confirm P965 and P975X chipset to see if they support Penryn processors with updated BIOS. On the other hand, both new nForce 790i and 780i fully support Penryn processrots but 680i and 650i only supports dual core Penryn. We should know more as Jan, 2008 approaches. As the new chipset boards continue to roll out, the DDR3 ram will become standard eventually. However, as of today, the price of DDR3 is ridiculously high and doesn't offer any significant performance boost over DDR2 so DDR2 won't be gone soon.



Penryn Motherboard list

This is a list of current motherboards that support Penryn. Some well-known motherboards may support but I won't add them in until vendors formally announce. I will add more motherboards and populate contents as time is permitted. Please verify the latest motherboard information in vendor website before you order Penryn processor or motherboards



Benchmarks

I update Penryn processors benchmark once we know more. I like the benchmark from bit-tech because it covers all areas such as 3D gaming, PC mark and 3D rendering as well as power consumption. Most importantly, it includes latest c2cd and AMD X2 processors.
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - 4x3.00GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 45nm, Yorkfield
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 - 4x3.00GHz, 2x4MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 65nm, Kentsfield
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 - 4x2.67GHz, 2x4MB L2 cache, 1,066MHz FSB, 65nm, Kentsfield
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 4x2.40GHz, 2x4MB L2 cache, 1,066MHz FSB, 65nm, Kentsfield
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 - 2x3.00GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 65nm, Conroe
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 - 2x2.67GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 65nm, Conroe
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - 2x3.20GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache, 2GHz HTT, 90nm, Windsor
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - 2x3.00GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache, 2GHz HTT, 90nm, Windsor
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Recent Reviews and Discussion
Here are some recent reveiws on Penryn processors -QX9650 and QX9770 in this case.

 

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Sorry, but in the time it took you to post this thread, Penryn is now obsolete. We will be moving our discussions to the 32nm chips.

Thanks for posting and have a great day!
 

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Speaking of 32nm... my friend works for supply within Intel and he told me that they actually have 32nm working. Maybe this is old, but he was quite excited about it.
 

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Speaking of 32nm... my friend works for supply within Intel and he told me that they actually have 32nm working. Maybe this is old, but he was quite excited about it.
Yes, I have read that in a few magazines. Personally, I'm waiting until the nanometers get into the negative numbers before I upgrade. That should be no more than a year or so.
 

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Opened the box, set 400 x10.......wahla.....boots into windows, ran 3dmarks....thru....

Now priming for 3 hour at 1.34vcore @ 4ghz. Surfing at 4ghz euphoria.

 

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wow,
theres 32nm processors?
if the 45nm are $1000 how much will the 32nm be? $8791723498728934 ???????????$$$$$
 
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M/B:ASUS P5B-Deluxe 1.03G P965C1 rev., Vcore, Vdroop, Vdimm, Vmch mods
CPU:Intel Core Extreme QX9650 L739A643
CPU cooling:3 Stage Cascade "Grosse Bertha"
Memory:Wintec PC2-8800 512MBx1
VGA:Jaton 7600GS
HDD:Western Digital 80GB
Power Supply:Antec TP 550W
Vcore:1.824V(Bios)
Vdimm:2.52V(Actual)
FSB Termination Voltage:Auto
NB Voltage:Auto = 1.41V(Actual)
OS:Windows Server 2003




M/B:ASUS P5B-Deluxe 1.03G P965C1 rev., Vcore, Vdroop, Vdimm, Vmch mods
CPU:Intel Core Extreme QX9650 L739A643
CPU cooling:3 Stage Cascade "Grosse Bertha"
Memory:Wintec PC2-8800 512MBx1
VGA:Jaton 7600GS
HDD:Western Digital 80GB
Power Supply:Antec TP 550W
Vcore:1.832V(Bios)
Vdimm:2.61V(Actual)
FSB Termination Voltage:Auto
NB Voltage:1.55V(Actual)
OS:Windows Server 2003




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After few weeks of studying and reviewing, I start to add contents. Please let me know if you find invalid contents so I can correct them. I appreciate your support.

1. Add Penryn spcs
2. Add support chipset.

Specs and Price

This is the most recent list of Penryn family of processors. The chart looks scrabble a bit. I will streamline it as time permits and update the list as data available. Penryn product line crosses desktop, laptop and Server/workstation. Penryn is the family code name. Inside Penryn family, each type of processors has its own code name. The socket type of desktop is LGA775, server/workstation is LGA771 and mobile is Socket P.



Motherboard and Memory

Intel's X48, X38, P35, and G33 chipsets officially support Penryn processors. The new coming P45 and G35 also support Penryn processors. Some vendors are current testing and trying to confirm P965 and P975X chipset to see if they support Penryn processors with updated BIOS. On the other hand, both new nForce 790i and 780i fully support Penryn processrots but 680i and 650i only supports dual core Penryn. We should know more as Jan, 2008 approaches.



Penryn Motherboard list

I will make a list when time is permitted
 
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