Intel’s Nehalem CPU Officially Named “Core i7” Processor

Next Generation Nehalem Architecture to be Named the Intel Core i7

Intel Nehalem Core i7 CPUIf you have been keeping up with all the advances in CPU architecture in the last few years you will know we have seen quite a few changes. Get ready for latest offering from Intel, which are their new Core i7 CPUs.

The Core i7 will be based on the next generation Nehalem architecture which Intel will start producing later this year. (Fourth quarter of 2008)

The CPU designations on the i7 processors will be similar to Intel’s existing chips which use a model number designation to provide more information about the chips. It will also be available in a standard and extreme version which Intel has used on their existing Core 2 and Quad Core CPUs.

The Nehalem architecture will support two to eight cores, along with two-way simultaneous multithreading. Other features include QuickPath interconnect, and an integrated memory controller. The chips will also utilize a new 8mb shared level 3 cache.

Intel will be releasing more information on the new line of CPUs on August 19 at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, California.

Editor’s Note: With Intel’s push for even more powerful processors we can only wait and see what new innovations AMD will be offering to compete with the new Intel i7 processors. Do you think that the current track record for Intel has set them far ahead of the competition from AMD, or will we see another flip flop between the companies in the near future?

For details on the full story read the ZDNet Article which can be found here.

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