Intel’s dual core Smithfield two slabs togetherFri, Dec 31, 2004 - 4:36 AM
“ THE BURNING QUESTION about dual cores is how will Intel implement Smithfield and its spawn. Since it is just two cores on a slab, it could be done in a bunch of ways.
Intel is not going to take the easy way out, put two cores in a package and wire them together, but they are going to come close.
Smithfield will simply be two adjacent Prescott cores with a little additional wiring between them. Every second row of cores on a wafer will probably be mirror imaged and the only new stuff is the wiring between the two cores.”