As images go I realise this isn't the most inspiring, but if you could scrape off the grey gunk - and you're at all interested in the state of play in the silicon market - you'd get a pleasant surprise. AnandTech have managed, somehow, to get their hands on two of Intel's Nehalem processors, the next-gen CPU not expected to hit the market until late in 2008. Based on the 45nm manufacturing process already seen in the Penryn chips, part of Nehalem's appeal is the potential for up to eight cores and up to sixteen simultaneous threads. While the test rig AnandTech were using didn't exactly turn out to be the most reliable, it was enough to run some benchmarks on the 2.66GHz Nehalem chip.
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