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what is a cpu core?

by mko / May 6, 2004 6:09 PM PDT

specifically, i've been trying to find out more about canterwood, northwood, and prescott. i haven't found a single answer, even on the intel site.

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Re:what is a cpu core?
by wmicro / May 6, 2004 7:41 PM PDT
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Those names are for complete CPU's not
by Ray Harinec / May 10, 2004 4:34 AM PDT
In reply to: what is a cpu core?

simply the core. Art's reply will give you info on the differences in line widths etc for them.

The core refers to the circuits within the CPU chip that are only internally interconnected. These can run at a lower voltage because of the short lines and to keep the heat down.

The portion of the CPU that interfaces circuits outside [the I/O section] requires higher voltage in order to have reliable one and zero levels.

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