Difference between first generation and second generation processors

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With the 1st generation Intel® Core™ processors had a microarchitecture that was known as Nehalem. The release of the 2nd generation Intel Core processors gave us a totally new microarchitecture that was called Sandy Bridge. There are a number of different features from one to the other (Just like two different floor plans to a house) but in the end the 2nd generation Intel Core processors can perform around 10% to 15% faster at the same speed as the 1st generation Intel Core processors.


Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
Hello,

Normally, when a new processor comes out - it is called a first generation processor. They usually make a "second generation" processor out of the first one they made. The second generation (depending on the type) normally has anyways from +5-15% performance difference compared to the first one. Also they normally are more power efficient as they are able to modify the "first generation" and make it better.
 

willard

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It really depends on which line of processors you're talking about. But in general, the second generation of a technology will be slightly faster, use a little less power, generate a little less heat and be a little (sometimes a lot) cheaper.

For instance, the Core 2 Duo E6600 debuted on the 65nm process and was clocked at 2.4 GHz, selling for around $200. It was later refreshed and built on the 45nm process clocked at 3.06 GHz, but still sold as the E6600 for $75.
 
With the 1st generation Intel® Core™ processors had a microarchitecture that was known as Nehalem. The release of the 2nd generation Intel Core processors gave us a totally new microarchitecture that was called Sandy Bridge. There are a number of different features from one to the other (Just like two different floor plans to a house) but in the end the 2nd generation Intel Core processors can perform around 10% to 15% faster at the same speed as the 1st generation Intel Core processors.


Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
 
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kiranshetty23

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thanks
:) Intel's 2nd generation of core processors..