ED#99 : Intel Brands The Nehalem!

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  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    After years of using the codename Nehalem, the new-generation Intel processor finally has an official name - the Intel Core i7 processor! Like previous Intel Core processors, the new processor family will also feature Extreme Edition versions of the processor.


    Link : ED#99 : Intel Brands The Nehalem!
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008
  2. Unixlord

    Unixlord Newbie

    Is the rest/future of the lineup going to be core ix (x as a number)?
    I really like the codename, Nehalem. :thumb:
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, looks like that's the new trend. If you ask me, I would have very much preferred something like Core 3... :mrgreen:
  4. Unixlord

    Unixlord Newbie

    Since the greater majority of people assosiate core2 with having 2 cores (yea I know it's stupid), they had to come up with something other than core3. Well core i8 would have at least have some meaning (8 threads).
  5. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    man this is confusing.

    this is like going from pentium, to pentium 2, and then back to pentium i7. :S
  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Stupid marketing.
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, I would have to agree... :think:

    Plus, people will wonder... why i7??? Where did they get that from? LOL!

    From Core 2, you just to i7??? It's like Snakes & Ladders. :mrgreen:
  8. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    could be i7, then i5 and i3.

    you know, like bmw 7 series, 5 and 3..etc
  9. generalRage1982hrv

    generalRage1982hrv ARP Reviewer

    well i am going to skip this first series of new intel cpus
  10. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    WHere's the 7 coming from? :D

    And where's the 'i' coming from too?

    Maybe the '7' means that 0-7, which means total of '8', since I heard that they use HT (4x2?) :D
  11. Unixlord

    Unixlord Newbie

    Yeah, 4 physical cores--> 8 logical cores. Imagine multithreaded encoding with one of these...
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hehe.. Could be! I guess they could do that for the "lower-end" versions.
  13. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    I agree !!

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