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Processors / CPUs / Central Processing Unit  
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New Processors:

 

Intel LGA1155 - Core i7-2xxx \ Core i5-2xxx - Sandy Bridge   <- New for 2011!
                                \ Core i3-2xxx \
Pentium Gxxx

 

Intel LGA775 - Core 2 Duo \ Core 2 Quad \ Pentium Dual-Core \ Celeron - Wolfdale

 

Intel LGA1366 - Core i7-9xx - Bloomfield (Triple-channel RAM)

 

Intel LGA1156 - Core i7-8xx \ Core i5-7xx - Lynnfield

Intel LGA1156 - Core i3-5xx \ Core i5-6xx \ Pentium G6xxx - Clarkedale

 

AMD Socket AM3 - Phenom \ Athlon \ Sempron - K10

 

Used Processors:

Intel Socket 478 - P4/Pentium 4 \ Celeron

AMD Socket A / Socket 462 - Athlon \ Sempron

Intel Socket 370 - Celeron

 

 

About Processors:

About processors / CPUs
  Clock rate / speed / GHz
  Cache
  Buses - Front Side Bus / FSB \ QPI \ DMI

What CPU should I buy?
  About Intel Core i7

Current and future Intel CPU architecture

 

 

Intel Motherboards

 

LGA1155 - Intel Core i7-2xxx & Intel Core i5-2xxx - Sandy Bridge


 New Core i7 Series 2 Canberra PCs   New Core i5 for Canberra Computers 

Boxed CPUs for LGA1155 with 3 year warranty <- NEW for 2011

 - Performance Quad Core CPUs with dual-channel memory

 

 

Speed/ Cache

$AU
Stock?
Core i5-2300 2.80GHz / 6MB / HD2000
259
1-3 days
Core i5-2400 3.10GHz / 6MB / HD2000
272
Yes
Core i5-2500 3.30GHz / 6MB / HD2000
299
1-3 days
Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz / 6MB / HD3000
354
Ask
       
Core i7-2600 3.40GHz / 8MB / HD2000
398
Low
Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz / 8MB / HD3000
485
Ask

 



LGA775 - Intel Core 2 Duo \ Core 2 Quad \ Pentium Dual-Core \ Celeron - Wolfdale

Intel Core 2 Duo processor   Intel Pentium dual core processor  Intel Celeron dual core processor


Boxed CPUs for L
GA775
with 3 year warranty

 - Budget Dual Core (& Quad core) CPUs with dual-channel memory


 

Speed / Cache / Front Side Bus

$AU
Stock?
Intel Celeron Dual-Core  
E3400 2.60 GHz / 1 MB / 800 MHz
99
1-3 days
       
Intel Pentium Dual-Core  
E6500 <-Budget Recommended 2.93 GHz / 2 MB / 1066 MHz
125
Low
       
Intel Core 2 Duo  
E7500 2.93 GHz / 3 MB / 1066 MHz
178
1-3 days
E8400 3.00 GHz / 6 MB / 1333 MHz
249
1-3 days
       
Intel Core 2 Quad  
Q8400 2.66GHz /   4 MB / 1333 MHz
257
Ask
       

 

 


LGA1366 - Intel Core i7-9xx - Bloomfield

 Intel Core i7 processor

Boxed CPUs for LGA1366 with 3 year warranty

 - High Performance Quad / Hex Core CPUs with triple-channel memory

 

 

Speed / Cache / QPI

$AU
Stock?
Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz / 8 MB / 4.80 GT/s
397
1-3 days
Intel Core i7-960 3.20 GHz / 8 MB / 4.80 GT/s
723
1-3 days
Intel Core i7-970 3.33 GHz / 8 MB / 4.80 GT/s
1125
Ask
       
Intel Core i7-980X
Extreme Six Core
3.33 GHz / 12 MB / 6.40 GT/s
1383
Ask

 


 

LGA1156 - Intel Core i7-8xx & Intel Core i5-7xx - Lynnfield


 Core i5    Core i7 LGA1156

Boxed CPUs for LGA1156 with 3 year warranty

 - Performance Quad Core CPUs with dual-channel memory

 

 

Speed/ Cache/ QPI

$AU
Stock?
Core i5-760
Value Recommended
2.667 GHz/ 8 MB/ 2.5 GT/s
277
Low
       

 


Intel Core i3-5xx & Intel Core i5-6xx - Clarkdale - LGA1156


 Core i5    Core i7 LGA1156

Boxed CPUs for LGA1156 with 3 year warranty

 - Dual Core CPUs with dual-channel memory and integrated graphics/GPU in CPU

 - Must be used with H5x motherboards to use onboard GPU

 - Also compatible with P55 motherboards only if using dedicated PCI-E GPU

 

 

Speed/ Cache/ QPI / GPU

$AU
Stock?
       
Intel Core i3-540
Budget Recommended
3.06 GHz/ 4 MB/ 2.5 GT/s, GPU: 733 Mhz
169
1-3 days
Intel Core i3-550 3.20 GHz/ 4 MB/ 2.5 GT/s, GPU: 733 Mhz
189
1-3 days
       
Intel Core i5-650 3.20 GHz/ 4 MB/ 2.5 GT/s, GPU: 733 Mhz
272
1-3 days
Intel Core i5-655K 3.20 GHz/ 4 MB/ 2.5 GT/s, GPU: 733 Mhz, OEM
293
Ask
Intel Core i5-661 3.33 GHz/ 4 MB/ 2.5 GT/s, GPU: 900 Mhz
329
1-3 days
       

 


 

  

AMD  Sempron  \  Athlon II x2\x4  \  Phenom II x2\x4\x6

AMD Logo


Boxed CPUs for Socket AM3 with 3 year warranty

 

Speed / Cache

$AU
Stock?
 AMD Sempron processor      
AM3 Sempron - Single Core
Sempron 140 2.7 GHz / 2MB
69
1-3 days
     
 AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor      
AM3 Athlon II - Quad / Dual Core
Athlon II   x2 255 3.1 GHz / 2 MB
108
1-3 days
Athlon II   x2 260 3.2 GHz / 2 MB
118
1-3 days
Athlon II   x4 645 3.1 GHz / 2 MB
179
1-3 days
     
 AMD Phenom x4 processor      
AM3 AMD Phenom - Hex / Quad / Dual Core
Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition 3.2 GHz / 1MB / 6MB
148
1-3 days
Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz / 2MB / 6MB
212
1-3 days
Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz / 2MB / 6MB
230
1-3 days
Phenom II x4 970 Black Edition 3.5 GHz / 2MB / 6MB
269
1-3 days
       
Phenom II x6 1055TSix Core 2.8 GHz / 3MB / 6MB
249
1-3 days
Phenom II x6 1075TSix Core 3.0 GHz / 3MB / 6MB
277
1-3 days
Phenom II x6 1090TSix Core 3.2 GHz / 3MB / 6MB
298
1-3 days
Phenom II x6 1100TSix Core 3.3 GHz / 3MB / 6MB
369
1-3 days

 

- AM3 CPUs are backwards compatible with most AM2/AM2+ motherboards - check your manufacturers website or Google for your model of motherboard. Usually a BIOS update is needed.
- AM2 CPUs are now EOL and are NOT compatible with AM3 motherboards.


- Not all processors kept in stock, lead time usually 1-3 days depending on type

 


Intel Pentium 4 IV P4 CPU  AMD Athlon XP CPU  Second Hand Processors Canberra including Socket 370

Refurbished CPUs
- Used CPUs for older Intel & AMD PCs

 


Intel Socket 478 - Speed / FSB

 
Pentium 4 / P4 - 1.6GHz / 400
44
Yes
Pentium 4 / P4 - 1.8GHz / 400
49
Yes
Pentium 4 / P4 - 2.0GHz / 400
55
Low
Celeron             - 2.4GHz   / 533
55
Low
Celeron             - 2.66GHz / 533
59
Low
Pentium 4 / P4 - 2.6GHz / 800
66
Low
Pentium 4 / P4 - 3.0GHz / 800
88
Ask
Pentium 4 / P4 - 3.2GHz / 800
99
Ask
   

 

AMD Socket A / Socket 462

Duron 1200
19
Low
Athlon XP 1800+
44
Low
Athlon XP 2000+
57
Low
   
   

Intel Socket 370

Celeron 533MHz
7
Low
Celeron 700MHz  
9
Low


- Refurbished CPUs in stock until they run out!
- 60 day warranty on refurbished CPUs

 


 

 

About Processors

What is a processor / CPU
  Clock rate / speed/ GHz
  Cache
  Front Side Bus / FSB \ QPI \ DMI

Which CPU should I buy?
  About Intel Core i7 / Nehalem

All Recent Intel Processors Compared

Current and future Intel CPU architecture

Recommended CPU Links

Canberra Computers Processors

 

What is a processor / CPU

The processor/CPU is like the brain or engine in the computer and performs the main calculations inside the PC. Every time you give a program or Windows a command it is the CPU that does the work and controls what your computer will do. The CPU ultimately decides the speed of your computer, but there are also other factors that decide the every day speed of your computer - especially if there are bottlenecks such as not enough memory/RAM.

The Central Processing Unit processes instructions given by programs that are run/executed on the computer.


Most new computers in 2008-2009 are Intel Core 2 Duo  or Core 2 Quad  (Conroe \ Wolfdale) but the Pentium brand lives on with the Pentium Dual Core maintaining the budget position, previously held by Celeron.

Computers based on AMD CPUs have become less popular since the release of Intel's Core but can still offer good value for money at the bottom end using Athlon 64 CPUs. The older Athlon XP  offered excellent value for money but most will agree Intel's Core 2 Duo processors give better performance for the price vs. AMD's current offerings.

 

 


Clock rate / speed / GHz

The CPU has a maximum clock rate measured in gigahetz/GHz. 1Hz is a frequency  meaning 1 cycle per second. A 3GHz CPU can perform 3 billion calculations per second, but the number of calculations needed for each instruction given by a program may be different depending on CPU architecture.

A newer CPU such as a Core 2 Duo will do more work than a Pentium running at the same clock rate so you cannot compare different types of CPUs based just on their speed.

Most CPUs have a clock rate of between 2-4GHz but new CPUs are also dual core or quad core. This means that there are actually two or four CPUs (now termed cores) in the CPU chip running at that speed, but most programs cannot properly take advantage of four CPUs therefore dual core CPUs are usually a better value option.

 


Cache

The cache is superfast RAM (Static RAM) that acts as a data buffer to improve overall CPU speed. As data is fetched from RAM it is copied into the CPU cache which is a temporary holding place, even faster than system RAM (Dynamic RAM). Cheaper CPUs may have a similar speed/clock rate but usually a lower amount of extremely expensive cache.

The budget Celeron CPU was mostly just a Pentium 4 with less cache (often half the size) but since Core 2 Duo CPUs have been released it seems the Pentium has been relegated to this position.

Intel Core 2 CPUs actually have 2 levels of cache on the CPU and it is the L2/level 2 cache that is usually referenced. Nehalem CPUs use a different CPU archicture with 3 levels of cache.

Each lower level of cache is faster but but smaller and more expensive to manufacture.

 


Buses: FSB \ QPI \ DMI

The front side bus/FSB transfers data between the CPU and northbridge, the main group of computer chips on a motherboard. The bandwidth of the FSB is measured in MHz, being the number of (million) times per second that data can be transfered from CPU to motherboard.

The final frequency of the CPU is determined by multiplying the FSB bandwidth with a clock multiplier in the CPU. For example a 3GHz/3000MHz Core 2 Duo CPU with quoted 1333 FSB  would run with a 9x multipler because 3000 MHz = 333 MHz x 9. (First divide the quoted FSB by 4 to give 333 MHz, see below about quad pumped)

Overclocking is when a PC user forces an increase in either clock speed or multiplier  (if available) in their motherboard's BIOS settings, which in turn increases the frequency/GHz of the CPU. This will increase CPU speed, but will void any warranty and monitoring of CPU temperature is essential because more heat is produced.

 

FSB MHz vs. QPI MT/s vs. DMI

Core 2 Duo and Pentium 4\D CPUs are quad pumped (have a quad data rate) because they can perform four data transfers per cycle. Athough the FSB is quoted as e.g. 1333MHz FSB  it actually only runs at base speed of 333 MHz but this is multiplied by 4 because it does four transfers each time.

A more accurate measurement is 1333MT/s or megatransfers per second. This figure measures the actual number of data transfers instead of a mix of the true bus speed times the number of transfers per cycle.

The new Core i7/Nehalem CPU (Bloomfield) uses a different CPU design, moving the memory controller from motherboard to CPU, while replacing the FSB design with Quick Path Interconnect/QPI . Core i7 CPUs and motherboards currently give gigatransfers per second (GT/s) as the measurement of speed for QPI , e.g. 4.8GT/s.

The mainsteam Nehalem based CPUs named Lynnefield \ Havendale are due in Q3\Q4 2009 (or later...) and will integrate most of the northbridge into the CPU, while what's left of the northbridge is now named an I/O Hub.

These new CPUs will integrate the DMI\Direct Media Interface into the CPU - which has existing for generations (since P4) transferring data between the northbridge and southbridge. In the next Nehalem based CPUs, the rate of DMI becomes important as the CPU now uses DMI to talk directly to the southbridge, and will replace the FSB and QPI specifications.

 

Computers Canberra CPU

Which CPU should I buy?

The most popular CPUs over 2009 have been the Intel Core 2 Duo, and while the Intel Core i7 has just been released we see the Core 2's still being popular as the 'best value choice' well into 2010. The E8400 has proven itself in the latter half of 2008 and all of 2009 as great value for money.

The E7x00s series are similar to the E8x00s but run a little slower due to a lower amount of cache and slower FSB. Considering their price, the new E7x00 CPUs offer a budget entrance into Core 2 Duo CPU technology but the E8400 really can't be beat at that level!

Lower range PCs now usually use the cheaper Pentium Dual Core CPUs such as E5300, which are taking over Celeron as the budget brand. These CPUs are still dual core and are fine for general Internet browsing, email and basic use of programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

The new Core i7 LGA 1366 was largely ignored by most, but with the new release at end of 2009 of the LGA1156 Core i7 & Core i5, there is renewed interest in the Nehalem platform. Choices are still few but the Core i7-860 and Core i5-750 are looking best choices if you want the latest platform.

 

Although quad core CPUs include a total of four 4 cores/CPUs, they run at a lower clock speed/GHz than dual cores at the same price range. You should only get into quad core if you use multi-threaded software that is able to take advantage of the extra CPUs, mostly video/audio encoding and a growing number of new 3D games - but to most we recommend a faster Core 2 Duo.

Users of LGA775 quad core have the Q9x00 and Q8x00 options with the Q8200 effectively finally retiring the old faithful Q6600, which remained a constant bargain for Core 2 Quad over 2008. The Q8200 has a quicker 1333 FSB but also smaller 4MB cache than the Q6600 that it replaces, while the Q9x00s have both faster FSB and a larger 12MB cache.

 

AMD  is another CPU manufacturer and a competitor of Intel. The previous generation AMD Athlon eventually beat the Intel Pentium 4 (P4) for performance vs. price. Intel soon fought back and won the price/performance lead again with the release of the the Core architecure, which was actually based on Intel's laptop CPUs due to their high efficiency and low running temperatures. Since dropping in price compared toIntel's offerings, AMD CPUs such as the Athlon 64 are only usually a more popular choice for ultra-budget PCs.

 

Recommended websites to compare the performance of CPUs are

Toms Hardware CPU Charts

Passmark CPU Benchmark

Tech ARP - Desktop CPU Comparison Guide

Current Processors Chart - users.rcn.com

Intel Product Comparison Chart

Notebook Check - for Laptop CPUs only!

 

Intel Core i7 / Nehalem

Intel recently released Core i7 CPUs, also known as Nehalem. Upgrading to Core i7 will be expensive until the platform gets more popular and prices are reduced. These CPUs will be expensive for some time compared to Core 2 Duo until other mid and low end versions come out. When Intel release a new generation of processors, only high-end CPUs are released first. The current performance Nehalem CPUs are named Bloomfield.

Most benchmarks seem to indicate 10-30% increase in speed compared to similar (Extreme) Quad Core CPUs for most tasks, but Core i7 really does come to life with software which can actually use all four cores/CPUs.

Mainstram Nehalem CPUs have just been released at end of 2009. They are named Lynnfield and are dual core processors.

There are two new sockets for Core i7 named LGA1366 and LGA1156. Most users will be only interested in the LGA1156 as this offers much better value for money than the enthusiast LGA1366 platform.

The new platform requires a new motherboard, which aalso needs DDR3 RAM (Core2Duo uses LGA775 and usually DDR2 RAM). Although the Core i7 CPU is comparable in price to high end Core 2 Quad CPUs, and DDR3 prices are fairly reasonable, the final blow is that LGA1366 motherboards are more expensive than older LGA775.

As more people invest in Nehalem, all prices will drop, and also lower cost LGA1156 motherboards and CPUs will be released over 2010. If you are looking for the highest performance, choose LGA1366 along with the premium.

For most users we will start recommendind LGA1156 Core i7 and Core i5, as the Core 2 Duo processors are phased out. But we see Core2Duo staying around for a while longer and will probably be relegated to the "value" option.

 

Canberra Computer Processors Stocked

 

 

All Recent Intel Processors Compared

Processor Series   Code Name   Speed (MHz)   Socket   Fab (nm)   TDP 
(Watt)  
Cores   FSB (MT/s)   L2 Cache (KiB)   L3 Cache (KiB)  
Intel Atom 2xx,
3xx,
N2xx,
Z5xx
Diamondville, Pineview, Silverthorne 800 – 2000 Socket PBGA437, PBGA441 45 0.65
- 8
Single, Dual 400, 533, 667 512 -
1024
-
Intel Celeron 3xx,
4xx,
5xx
Banias, Cedar Mill, Conroe, Coppermine, Covington, Dothan, Mendocino, Northwood, Prescott, Tualatin, Willamette, Yonah 266 – 3600 Slot 1,
Socket 370,
Socket 478,
Socket 479,
Socket 495,
Socket M,
LGA 775
45,
65,
90,
130,
180,
250
5.5
– 86
Single, Dual 66, 100,
133, 400,
533, 800
0
- 1024
-
Intel Xeon n3xxx,
n5xxx,
n7xxx
Allendale, Cascades, Clovertown, Conroe, Cranford, Dempsey, Drake, Dunnington, Foster, Gainestown, Gallatin, Harpertown, Irwindale, Kentsfield, Nocona, Paxville, Potomac, Prestonia, Sossaman, Tanner, Tigerton, Tulsa, Wolfdale, Woodcrest 400 – 3800 Slot 2,
Socket 603,
Socket 604,
Socket M,
LGA 771,
LGA 775,
LGA 1366
45,
65,
90,
130,
180,
250
16
– 165
Single, Dual, Quad,
Six
100, 133, 400, 533, 667, 800, 1066, 1333, 1600, 4800, 5860, 6400 256 -
16384
4096 - 16384
Pentium 4 5xx,
6xx
Cedar Mill, Northwood, Prescott, Willamette 1300 – 3800 Socket 423,
Socket 478,
LGA 775
65,
90,
130,
180
21
– 115
Single 400, 533,
800, 1066
256 -
2048
-
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 5xx,
6xx
Gallatin, Prescott 2M 3200 – 3733 Socket 478,
LGA 775
90,
130
92
– 115
Single 800, 1066 512,
1024
0 -
2048
Pentium D/EE 8xx,
9xx
Smithfield, Presler 2666 – 3733 LGA 775 65,
90
95
– 130
Dual 533, 800, 1066 2×1024,
2×2048
-
Pentium M 7xx Banias, Dothan 800 – 2266 Socket 479 90,
130
5.5
– 27
Single 400, 533 1024, 2048 -
                     
Processor Series   Code Name   Speed (MHz)   Socket   Fab (nm)   TDP 
(Watt)  
Cores   FSB (MT/s)   L2 Cache (KiB)   L3 Cache (KiB)  
Intel Core Txxxx,
Lxxxx,
Uxxxx
Yonah 1066 – 2333 Socket M 65 14
- 49
Single, Dual 533, 667 2048 -
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2xxx,
E3xxx,
E4xxx,
E5xxx,
E6xxx,
T2xxx,
T3xxx,
T4xxx,
SU2xxx
Allendale,
Penryn, Wolfdale, Yonah
1333 – 2933 Socket M,
Socket P,
LGA 775
32,
45,
65
10
-65
Single, Dual 533, 667,
800, 1066
1024,
2048
-
Intel Core 2 Uxxxx,
Lxxxx,
Exxxx,
Txxxx,
P7xxx,
Xxxxx,
Qxxxx,
QXxxxx
Allendale, Conroe, Merom, Penryn, Kentsfield, Wolfdale, Yorkfield 1066 - 3333 Socket M,
Socket P,
LGA 771,
LGA 775
45,
65
5.5
– 150
Single, Dual, Quad 533, 667,
800, 1066,
1333, 1600
1024,
12288
-
                     
Intel Core i3 i3-xxx Arrandale, Clarkdale 2400 - 3066 LGA 1156 32 35
- 73
Dual 1600 - 3072 - 4096
Intel Core i5 i5-7xx Arrandale, Clarkdale, Clarksfield, Lynnfield 1066 – 3466 LGA 1156 ,LGA 1366 32,
45
17
- 95
Dual, Quad 3200 256 4096 - 8192
Intel Core i7 i7-7xx,
i7-8xx,
i7-9xx
Bloomfield, Clarksfield, Clarksfield XM, Lynnfield 1600 – 3333 LGA 1366 45 45
- 130
Quad 4800,
6400
4×256 6144 - 8192
Intel Core i9 i9-1xxx Gulftown 1600 - 2333 LGA 1366 32 130 Six 12800 6x256 12288

 

Intel Core-i7 canberra

 

Current and future Intel microprocessor architecture

 

Future CPUs made by Intel will folllow what they have called a tick-tock cycle over two years. Every two years (tick) Intel plans to release a new architcture, such as the current Core or new Nehalem families. But in the alternate years (tock) the current architecture will be improved upon and the fabrication/manufacturing process used to make the CPUs will shrink resulting in faster, cooler and cheaper CPUs.

Core 2 CPUs are based on the Core architecture but were originally manufactured using a 65nm/nanometer fabrication process. At first laptops were released with Core CPUs, then the desktop computer CPUs were labelled as Core 2. The Core 2 fabrication size of 65nm was shrunk to 45nm during 2008 and the new refresh is named Penryn.

All E5x00, E7x00 and E8x00 Core 2 Duo CPUs are newer Penryn CPUs, as well as the Q8x00 and Q9xx0 Core 2 Quad CPUs (see table below). The original Core CPUs are no longer available.

Read above for Nehalaem and socket LGA1366

The next family of CPUs will use the same Nehalem architecture and are named Westmere. The fabrication process will shrink from 45nm to 32 nm and these CPUs are due at the end of 2009. Laptop/Mobile CPUs are planned first, then performance CPUs in the first half of 2010. It won't be until the second half of 2010 that mainstream desktop CPUs are released for Westmere, and this trend by Intel will likely continue.

Following Westmere, the next new architecture due end of 2010/2011 is named Sandy Bridge, with Ivy Bridge shrinking this to 22nm technology. Around 2012 the following architecture called Haswell is planned.

 


Core
- 65nm, new architecture

Code Name
Allendale
Allendale
Conroe
Kentfield
Intel Brand
Pentium Dual Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Quad
CPU Model.
E2x00
E4400 \ E6x00
E6xx0 \E6x00
Q6x00
Socket
LGA775
LGA775
LGA775
LGA775
No. Cores
2
2
2
4
Die Size
65 nm
65 nm
65 nm
65 nm
Cache
1MB
2MB
4MB
2x4MB
Front Side Bus
800 MHz
800 MHz
1066 MHz
1066 MHz
RAM
Single-channel DDR2
Dual-Channel DDR2
Dual-Channel DDR2
Dual-Channel DDR2

 

Penryn - 45nm, based on Core

Code Name
Wolfdale
Wolfdale
Yorkfield
Yorkfield
Intel Brand
Pentium Dual Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Quad
CPU Model
E5x00
E8x00 \ E7x00
Q8x00
Q9xx0 \ Q9x00
Socket
LGA775
LGA775
LGA775
LGA775
No. Cores
2
2
4
4
Die Size
45 nm
45 nm
45 nm
45 nm
Cache
2MB
6MB / 3MB
2x2MB
2x6MB / 2x3MB
Front Side Bus
800 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
RAM
Single-channel DDR2
Dual-Channel DDR2
Dual-Channel DDR2
Dual-Channel DDR2

 

Nehalem - 45nm, new architecture

Code Name
Bloomfield
Lynnfield
Lynnfield
 
Intel Brand
Core i7
Core i7
Core i5
 
CPU Model
i7-9xx
i7-8xx
i5-7xx
 
Socket
LGA1366
LGA1156
LGA1156
 
No. Cores
4
4
4
 
No. Threads
8
8
4
 
Die Size
45 nm
45 nm
45 nm
 
Cache
256KB L2/8MB L3
256KB L2/8MB L3
256KB L2/8MB L3
 
QPI / DMI
1x QPI 4.8 GT/s
2x\4x DMI
2x\4x DMI
 
RAM
Tri-channel DDR3
Dual-Channel DDR3
Dual-Channel DDR3
 


Future:

Westmere - 32nm, based on Nehalem

ETA Q2 2010 Q1 2010    
Code Name
Gulftown
Clarkdale
   
Intel Brand
Core i9
Core i3 / i5
   
CPU Model
i9-1xxx
i3-5xx, i5-6xx
   
Socket
LGA1366
LGA1156
   
No. Cores
6
2
   
No. Threads
12
4
   
Die Size
32 nm
32 nm
   
Cache
12MB L3
4MB L3
   
QPI / DMI
2x QPI 4.8 GT/s
2x\4x DMI
   
RAM
Tri-channel DDR3
Dual-Channel DDR3
   

 

Sandy Bridge - 32nm, new architecture

Ivy Bridge - 22nm, based on Sandy Bridge

Haswell - 22nm, new architecture

 

The tables above only include most common desktop PC CPUs, not extreme, server or laptop CPUs.

Intel processor numbers - Intel CPU roadmap presentation


 

 

Recommended CPU Links

Intel Processor Finder - Intel Processor Comparison
CPU World Processor Comparison

Max CPU Temperatures and Electrical Specifications

AMDBoard AMD CPU Identification How-To
OCInside.de Interactive AMD CPU Identification

Recommended Heatsink- Silent PC Review

 

 

Canberra PC Parts


Computer Cases
Computer Systems
DVD / Blu-ray Writers
Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
Keyboards & Mice
KVMs
LCD Monitors
Memory (RAM)
Motherboards
Networking
Power Supply Units (PSU)
Processors (CPU)
Software/Applications
Solid State Disks

Video/Graphics Cards (GPU)

Laptop/Notebook Parts


Keyboards (we also install)
Power Adaptors / Batteries
Hard Disk Drives (HDD)
Memory (RAM)

 

 

If you're not sure which product best suits your needs, if the part is compatible with your computer, or if you need any other help or other computer parts then contact us for advice.  

 

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