pls Help for Intel Cpu:Cedar mill

john_qian

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Dear guys;
Could you kindly give me some ideas about the intel cpu whose code name is Cedar mill? anyway, are there any spec available?
 

ltcommander_data

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The performance of Cedar Mill is identical to the current Prescott 2M series. Cedar Mill is merely a die shrink from 90nm to 65nm and no major changes were made. Originally there was supposed to be a 6x3 Cedar Mill series that also added VT support but that has been cancelled. There was speculation that the 6x1 might have been given VT support to simplify the product range but that is unlikely. In any case, the 6x1 Cedar Mills were originally planned to launch January 1, but now seems to be scheduled for release on December 27 with Presler as Intel wants to release that last Netburst desktop chips before the year ends.

If you are currently looking at purchasing a 6x0 Prescott 2M, you should definitely consider waiting a few weeks for Cedar Mill. Due to the 65nm process, they only use 79% of the power and also run cooler. They also have nice overclocking potential, with the 661 easily reaching 4.5GHz on a stock Intel HSF.
 

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That's what it appears. The VT equipped Cedar Mill was the 6x3 which has been cancelled. That only leaves the VT equipped Prescott 2M 6x2. Cedar Mill will only be 6x1, and its unlikely that this lower numbered part will have VT or else Intel would have just kept the 6x3 and cancelled the 6x1. In general terms, Intel doesn't feel this is a big loss since the average consumer which the 6x1 is targetted toward wouldn't have a use for VT anyways. If they did, Intel is pushing them toward Presler where the dual core nature can handle VT load better anyways.

VT will be enabled across the line when the high-end dual core Conroe, middle-end dual core Allendale, and low-end single core Millville arrive. I believe that the Cedar Mill equivalent used for Xeons will have VT though.
 

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