Intel 32nm Westmere prototypes tested

Intel had sent out samples of its 32nm Westmere processors to no fewer than 30 PC manufacturers. Well, those CPUs didn't take long to fall into the public eye. XtremeSystems forum member JCornell got hold of two of them, and he's posted photos and the result of an early benchmark for all to see. JCornell […]

Intel had sent out samples of its 32nm Westmere processors to no fewer than 30 PC manufacturers. Well, those CPUs didn't take long to fall into the public eye. XtremeSystems forum member JCornell got hold of two of them, and he's posted photos and the result of an early benchmark for all to see. JCornell showed pictures of both Clarkdale and Havendale—the desktop and mobile variants of Westmere. Both have similar-looking packages with LGA-style contacts at the bottom. At 2.4GHz with 256KB of L2 cache per core, 4MB of L3 cache per chip, two cores, and four threads, the processor apparently managed to complete a 1M SuperPI run in 18.125 seconds.

Source:→ Tech Report