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New Intel Processors - Intel Core i7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by EPiRATE, 8 Aug 2008.

  1. EPiRATE

    EPiRATE Sailing teh Interwebz

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    http://img.hexus.net/v2/news/intel/core-i7-leak.jpg

    "The shiny logo, similar in size and design to Intel's existing Core 2, will be blue for standard models, and black for Extreme Edition CPUs.

    Intel's first Core i7 processors, codenamed Bloomfield, are expected to land in Q4 as 2.66GHz and 2.93GHz parts, accompanied by a range-topping 3.2GHz Extreme Edition.

    Though Intel has yet to officially confirm the Core i7 branding, it is expected to make an announcement this coming Monday August 11th."

    I'm not so sure on the name. Intel Core i7 doesn't exactly roll off the tongue like intel core2duo did. Ah well I guess it isn't the name that counts, it's all about the benchmarks:rock:
    What do u guys think of the name?

    PRICES

    "Intel has launched seven new 45nm processors today, including the Q9650, which will head-up its quad core range (not including the extreme series).

    It has been introduced at the same price point at the previous top quad core. The Q9550 used to cost $530 but has seen that price axed by 40 percent to $316.

    The $530 Q9650 appears to be the first mainstream quad core CPU to clock at 3.0 GHz, with the Q9550 clocking at 2.83 GHz. The price compares favourably to the QX9650, which has identical clock speed, L2 cache and FSB figures, but costs $999.

    An analogous launch and price drop has happened in the Xeon server CPU range, with the 3 GHz X3370 coming in at $530 and the X3360 dropping by 40 percent from $530 to $316.

    The five other new CPUs are as follows, with Q signifiying quad, E dual core and X quad Xeon. Apparently the last E is also a Xeon :

    Q9400: 6M L2 cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $266

    E8600: 6M L2 cache, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $266

    E7300: 3M L2 cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB, $133

    X3330: 6M L2 cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $266

    E3120: 6M L2 cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, $188

    The Q9550 now costs the same as the 2.66 GHz Q9450, while the Q9400 costs the same as the 2.5 GHz Q9300 and 65nm Q6700. Intel now has no less than four desktop processors priced at $266 so we can probably expect at least one to drop off the list soon."
     
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  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    and are they still going to do duo/quad/oct stuff?

    it'd be something like: (ah, 7 is hard to find and type, 3 is easier to type, just above e)
    Intel Core i7 Octo with HT technology

    that's a mouth-full
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    You have to be kidding me...
    1- you will never see the Extreme in stores, so the people that buy's these models doesn't need a color coding scheme to know it's high-end of now.
    2- i7? OH COME ON! why i, and why 7! It's like if they try to confuse ignorant people that Intel Core 3,4,5,6 already passed, and that is version7. OR/AND that their is 7 cores in the computer.
    3- Intel Core i7 Octo Extreme Edition HT technology [M for mobile computer] 2 QX6253 (just wait it will be like this), as mentioned by wuyanxu, is way to long and hard to type.
     
  4. Ramble

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    Pretty crap.
    I hate manufacturers that use confusing names, why do they not understand this?
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    And I thought Phenom was bad.

    To me all the i7 chips are going to be simply known as "Those new Intel ones" and that's still easier to type. (Hey, I could even shorten it to TNIO or TNIC and it's still make more sense)
     
  7. Gravemind123

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    I'm hoping this rumor is false and that they change the name before release. Something along the lines of Intel Core-HT Quad and Intel Core-HT Octo would make much better product names then i7 in my opinion.
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Also, what I don't get is what is up with "i"...."interactive 7" is BAD! and makes no sense. Also it makes it sound like an Apple product. Hmmm, unless it's the names for Apple computer CPU's even thus in reality it's the same as the one (with a different name) as the one on the PC. But that is just plain dumb.
     
  9. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Screw i7, it's called Nehalem :*(

    I can see it now... "Apple is proud to present the iMac, with bundled iPower software, iPod, iPhone, iThis, iThat, iTune, powered by the new i7! ... aiiiiiiiiie!"

    Seriously Intel, I hope this is some kind of "April Fools 2009 Early Planning Stages" thing.
     
  10. GavX

    GavX What's a Dremel?

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    agreed
     
  11. tonpal

    tonpal What's a Dremel?

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    When it goes on sale, it will be interesting to see if on-line retailers list it as i7 or as Nehalem.
     
  12. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    What happened to i1 to i6?
     
  13. EPiRATE

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    haha, i think that's what I'm gonna be calling them :p
    I don't see what's wrong with intel core3. That'd sound ok.
    Intel Core3 Quad Q6600
     
  14. JamesCreese

    JamesCreese What's a Dremel?

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    Are nehalem going to be quad accross the range? If so, Core4 would be a good name imo - core4 as there's 4 cores... :D
     
  15. EPiRATE

    EPiRATE Sailing teh Interwebz

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    nah, there's going to be oct cores next year I think
     
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    At work, we end up calling things by their code names. With friend outside of work, I'll start referring to things by codename and end up loosing them quick :(
     
  17. EPiRATE

    EPiRATE Sailing teh Interwebz

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    WOW! The pricing is VERY reasonable for these processors!! I think I might get the new Q9650 or Q9550
    (check the first post for prices)
     
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    Yeah, my poor AMD rig. :rolleyes:
     
  19. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    OH NOES! I just ordered my Q9450 for 300€! :(

    Any estimates on how long until these price drops affect the price an end-user pays for them?
     
  20. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    I'd grown quite fond of calling it nehalem...

    Shame.
     

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