<P><SPAN class=textstandard><U><STRONG>Intel Kenstfield</STRONG></U>&nbsp;will most likely be the first consumer processor with four processor cores and Intel's Conroe-based Quad-core processor looks to be a bit tubby. Everything is of course relative but at XtremeSystems' forum the user Freecableguy has noticed that his Kentsfield processor's packaging is http//www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=105363considerably thicker than his equivalent dual-core Conroe processor</A>. He has compared two E6700 processors, dual-core vs, quad-core, and estimated that Intel has increased the number of signaling layers from 8 to 10. With four cores it gets a lot more complicated to lead the signals through the processor and this could be the reason for the increased number of layers.</SPAN></P><SPAN class=textstandard>
<P>But since he hasn't made any deeper analysis of the processor&nbsp;you shouldn't draw any major conclusions from this. That Kentsfield will be extra tricky to manufacture is not something anyone should be surprised over.</P>
<P align=center><IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="http//www.nordichardware.com/image3.php?id=1590&amp;thumb=0" align=bottom border=1><EM>Conroe E6700 ES vs. Kentsfield E6700 ES Photo&nbsp;by Freecableguy</EM></P></SPAN>