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News Intel gives Nehalem its official name: Core i7

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I prefer Nehalem.
     
  3. Tyrmot

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    i7? Bit rubbish isn't it?
     
  4. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    As I asked in another thread, where's/what's i1 to i6?
     
  5. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I like the code names better than the real names. Nehalem just sounds cool.
     
  6. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i like either way.

    but i like the performance the most. if the performance preview is as good as they say, that thing can be called Intel HelloKitty for all I care.......
     
  7. Dr. Strangelove

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    Ahh but a CPU named HelloKitty would also be cooler than i7 !!:lol:
     
  8. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    However, if it were named Intel Core Turd...
     
  9. sotu1

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    i7 suggests to n00bs that this computer works with internet explorer 7, thus expanding MS marketshare of browsers...duh....
     
  10. salesman

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    Sounds like intel has exhausted their creativity with this naming scheme, but as someone else mentioned I don't care about the name just the performance. Way to make news intel with your naming scheme.
     
  11. theevilelephant

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    Well i make this either the fifth Core product, Conroe, Wolfdale, Kentsfield, Yorkfield, Nahelem,. Or the sixth Conroe, Mobile, Wolfdale, Kentsfield, Yorkfield, Nahelem,. So unless I've missed something i have no idea where they got the i 7 from lol

    edit: found another, Yonah.
     
  12. sjhujh

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    possibly i7 (i.e. intel 7) for 7th generation chip since the company started? haven't counted how many they have had so maybe wrong...
     
  13. Orlix

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    lets see... 4 pentiums plus a series D plus a core 2 duo? Thats 6 so this is intel 7? Bah... and let me guess the name of the mobile ones. m7 or i7mobile...
     
  14. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    What about all the chips before Pentium though?

    80386 and so on...
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Stopped treating this country as if it was his own

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    iPeen?

    No wait, Apple probably already reserved that one. :hehe:

    Perhaps they should just appeal to the target consumer and call it i7-of-9. :D
     
  16. Tim S

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    You're forgetting everything from 8086 onwards... I've gone through various iterations of what it could mean, and the only one I can come up with (at the moment) is that it's the 7th generation architecture if you fit the Core microarchitecture under the P6 umbrella, as they went 'forwards' with Netburst and then returned back to P6 with refinements for Core.
     
  17. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    According to Wikipedia, Netburst was the 7th Generation Microarchitecture.

    There really is no logic to this new nomenclature...
     
  18. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    what is the point of Core and Core2 if they don't intend to contiue it?

    i7..... stupid name, just like GTX series graphics card and p35 (where's p25 and p15? )
     
  19. Tim S

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    The way I looked at it was as follows:

    - 16-bit x86 (8086 -> 80286)
    - 386 series
    - 486 series
    - Pentium 'classic'
    - P6/Pentium M/Yonah/Core
    - Netburst

    There was also a bunch of additional processors released in the 80s and 90s (including the iAPX 432, 80960, 80860, etc) and there was also the Itanic microarchitecture, but none of them are x86 compatible.

    Even with this, I don't think I'm right... it just happened to be something I spent my lunchtime trying to understand. And that was as close as I got.
     
  20. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    I hope you were having chips while thinking about that. :hehe: The irony alone is delicious.

    Does it really matter what it means though? A names a name. Except maybe the Intel Core Toaster.
     
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