Nehalem had already seen a die shrink from 45 nm to 32 nm; shrunken Nehalem chips (which featured lower power usage and a few other tweaks) were known as Westmere. Sandy Bridge, like Westmere is produced at the 32 nm node….
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With Sandy Bridge we finally see a true one-die solution. An iGPU is onboard, as is a multi-purpose I/O controller, responsible for memory control, PCIe communications, etc. ….
AnandTech was able to overclock quad and eight core desktop Sandy Bridge chips to 4.4 GHz on only the stock air-cooling solution. …
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