Nehalem to be named Core i7?

By on August 8, 2008, 8:19 PM
It appears that Intel has set the brand-name under which it will market its processors based on the upcoming Nehalem micro-architecture. According to an article on Expreview.com, the new desktop parts will be known as Core i7 and should be introduced by Intel on Monday – although they won’t be available until the official launch in the last quarter of this year.

Core i7 processors will be made using 45nm process technology and will have from 2 to 8 cores, triple-channel DDR3 memory controller with up to 1333MHz clock-speeds, and support for multi-threading technology. Three models will supposedly be available en-masse starting at the end of this year, including a 3.2GHz Extreme processor for high-end gaming desktops. The significance of the i7 moniker remains unknown at this time but hopefully we’ll find out early next week.




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Rage_3k_Moiz said:
The i7 is probably used as a reference to the chip being the seventh in the line of mainstream desktop chips or the "Pentium 7", since the Pentium D was the "Pentium 5" and the Core 2 Duo is the "Pentium 6".
Emin3nce said:
Well, the inbuilt memory controller will certainly stir things up a bit - not to mention the Octocore :PDifferent socket configurations on completely new motherboard structures.
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