Intel Nehalem next-gen CPU to be called Core i7?

Aug 8, 2008

According to Expreview, Intel has finally decided on official names for its upcoming processor refresh, currently codenamed Nehalem.  The 45nm chips - which can potentially have up to eight cores and up to sixteen simultaneous threads - will be known as Core i7, with Intel expected to announce the new names, together with the logos you see here, this coming Monday.

Core i7 will introduce a new architecture to the existing die platform that the Core 2 Duo processors are currently built on.  There will also be an integrated graphics processor and memory controller.

In recent testing with pre-production Nehalem chips, they managed a 20 to 50-percent performance improvement over existing Penryn processor.  That's despite only minimal observed power requirement increases.

[via Crave]

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