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Old 2005-11-03, 14:48   #3
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Originally Posted by Jeff Gilchrist
Is the dual-core design the same as the 8xx series, just two P4s sandwiched together or does this CPU have the modified design now that Intel keeps promising?
AFAIK, the design of the core is similar, each having its own cache (and twice as much of it).

However I believe they are made using two separate dies adjacent rather than all made on one. This will make better yields in manufacture. Also the 9xx cores have the VT feature added.

The two cores do NOT have SHARED L2 cache between them, as is planned for the next-gen architecture 2H 2006 ie "Conroe", but those processors should still be supported by the 975X based motherboards.
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