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Nehalem µarch
General Info
Arch TypeCPU
DesignerIntel
ManufacturerIntel
IntroductionAugust, 2008
Phase-outMarch, 2010
Process45 nm
Instructions
ISAx86-64
Succession

Nehalem was the microarchitecture for Intel's 45 nm process for desktops and servers as a successor to Penryn. Nehalem is named after the Nehalem River. Nehalem was replaced by the Westmere microarchitecture in 2010.

Nehalem wafer

Process Technology[edit]

45 nm Manufacturing Fabs
Fab Location
D1D Hillsboro, Oregon
Fab 32 Chandler, Arizona
Fab 28 Kiryat Gat, Israel

Penryn-based microprocessors were manufactured on a 45 nm process. Intel's 45 nm process is the is the first high-volume manufacturing process to introduce High-k + metal gate transistors.

Scaling:

Core Nehalem Δ intel 45nm gate.png
65 nm 45 nm
Metal Layers 8 9
Gate Pitch 220 nm 180 nm 0.82x
Interconnect Pitch 210 nm 160 nm 0.76x
SRAM bit cell​ (HD) 0.570 µm² 0.346 um² 0.61x
SRAM bit cell​ (LP) 0.680 µm² 0.382 um² 0.56x

Die Shot[edit]

Bloomfield[edit]

nehalem die shot.png


Lynnfield[edit]

intel nehalem lynfield die shot.jpg


Nehalem-EX[edit]

intel Nehalem-EX die shot.jpeg

All Nehalem Chips[edit]

 List of Nehalem Processors
 Main processorTurbo BoostMemIGPMajor Feature Diff
ModelLaunchedPriceFamilyCore NameCoresThreadsL2$L3$TDPFrequencyTBT 1.0Max MemGPUFrequencyTurboAESvProVT-dVT-x
i7-720QM23 September 2009$ 364.00
€ 327.60
£ 294.84
¥ 37,612.12
Core i7Clarksfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
6 MiB
6,144 KiB
6,291,456 B
0.00586 GiB
45 W
45,000 mW
0.0603 hp
0.045 kW
1.6 GHz
1,599.99 MHz
1,599,990 kHz
2.8 GHz
2,799.99 MHz
2,799,990 kHz
8 GiB
8,192 MiB
8,388,608 KiB
8,589,934,592 B
0.00781 TiB
i7-740QM22 June 2010$ 378.00
€ 340.20
£ 306.18
¥ 39,058.74
Core i7Clarksfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
6 MiB
6,144 KiB
6,291,456 B
0.00586 GiB
45 W
45,000 mW
0.0603 hp
0.045 kW
1.733 GHz
1,733.33 MHz
1,733,330 kHz
2.933 GHz
2,933.33 MHz
2,933,330 kHz
8 GiB
8,192 MiB
8,388,608 KiB
8,589,934,592 B
0.00781 TiB
i7-820QM23 September 2009$ 546.00
€ 491.40
£ 442.26
¥ 56,418.18
Core i7Clarksfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
8 MiB
8,192 KiB
8,388,608 B
0.00781 GiB
45 W
45,000 mW
0.0603 hp
0.045 kW
1.733 GHz
1,733.33 MHz
1,733,330 kHz
3.067 GHz
3,066.66 MHz
3,066,660 kHz
8 GiB
8,192 MiB
8,388,608 KiB
8,589,934,592 B
0.00781 TiB
i7-840QM22 June 2010$ 568.00
€ 511.20
£ 460.08
¥ 58,691.44
Core i7Clarksfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
8 MiB
8,192 KiB
8,388,608 B
0.00781 GiB
45 W
45,000 mW
0.0603 hp
0.045 kW
1.867 GHz
1,866.66 MHz
1,866,660 kHz
3.2 GHz
3,199.99 MHz
3,199,990 kHz
8 GiB
8,192 MiB
8,388,608 KiB
8,589,934,592 B
0.00781 TiB
i7-920XM23 September 2009$ 1,054.00
€ 948.60
£ 853.74
¥ 108,909.82
Core i7EEClarksfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
8 MiB
8,192 KiB
8,388,608 B
0.00781 GiB
55 W
55,000 mW
0.0738 hp
0.055 kW
2 GHz
1,999.99 MHz
1,999,990 kHz
3.2 GHz
3,199.99 MHz
3,199,990 kHz
8 GiB
8,192 MiB
8,388,608 KiB
8,589,934,592 B
0.00781 TiB
i7-940XM22 June 2010$ 1,096.00
€ 986.40
£ 887.76
¥ 113,249.68
Core i7EEClarksfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
8 MiB
8,192 KiB
8,388,608 B
0.00781 GiB
55 W
55,000 mW
0.0738 hp
0.055 kW
2.133 GHz
2,133.33 MHz
2,133,330 kHz
3.333 GHz
3,333.33 MHz
3,333,330 kHz
8 GiB
8,192 MiB
8,388,608 KiB
8,589,934,592 B
0.00781 TiB
i7-96517 November 2008Core i7EEBloomfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
8 MiB
8,192 KiB
8,388,608 B
0.00781 GiB
130 W
130,000 mW
0.174 hp
0.13 kW
3.2 GHz
3,200 MHz
3,200,000 kHz
3.467 GHz
3,467 MHz
3,467,000 kHz
24 GiB
24,576 MiB
25,165,824 KiB
25,769,803,776 B
0.0234 TiB
i7-9752 June 2009Core i7EEBloomfield481 MiB
1,024 KiB
1,048,576 B
9.765625e-4 GiB
8 MiB
8,192 KiB
8,388,608 B
0.00781 GiB
130 W
130,000 mW
0.174 hp
0.13 kW
3.333 GHz
3,333 MHz
3,333,000 kHz
3.6 GHz
3,600 MHz
3,600,000 kHz
24 GiB
24,576 MiB
25,165,824 KiB
25,769,803,776 B
0.0234 TiB
codenameNehalem +
designerIntel +
first launchedAugust 2008 +
full page nameintel/microarchitectures/nehalem (client) +
instance ofmicroarchitecture +
instruction set architecturex86-64 +
manufacturerIntel +
microarchitecture typeCPU +
nameNehalem +
phase-outMarch 2010 +
process45 nm (0.045 μm, 4.5e-5 mm) +