Intel i7 Launched

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Latest processor revamp since Pentium Pro, Intel Core i7 (codename Nehalem) is the successor to Core 2 architecture. All the newly available chips have 4 cores inside.

image The Intel inside logo for Core i7 comes in blue and gray so I am not sure the purpose of 2 colors here, maybe one for the Extreme gamer chips.

There are tonnes of reviews and performance tests already showcased on websites all over. And some vendors already shipping products based on Core i7. I am not going to waste my blog space so I am providing the links here.

News

Tom’s Hardware http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-nehalem-corei7,6092.html

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_i7

Intel’s blog http://blogs.intel.com/technology/2008/08/getting_to_the_core_intels_new.php

Reviews

Techgage http://techgage.com/article/intel_core_i7_performance_preview/

Maximum PC http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/core_i7_disected_and_benchmarked_everything_you_need_know_about_intels_nextgen_cpu

Computer Shopper http://computershopper.com/feature/intel-s-core-i7-debuts-systems-cpus-and-motherboards-reviewed

Custom PC http://www.custompc.co.uk/features/605109/intel-core-i7—all-you-need-to-know.html

Techspot http://www.techspot.com/review/124-intel-core-i7-920-940-965/

Products

Alienware http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/17/alienware-gets-in-the-core-i7-game-with-area-51-x-58-desktop/

Gateway http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/17/gateway-throws-core-i7-cpus-into-two-new-fx6800-gaming-desktops/

Dell http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/17/dells-intel-core-i7-packing-xps-studio-and-xps-730x-desktops-on/

Now, how I wish the market never crash and everyone got spare cash for this upgrade :)