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Yaboze
08-08-08, 10:25 PM
This will be Intel's 7th generation CPU. They are keeping the Core name but dropping the Duo, etc.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/08/08/intel.core.i7.leak/

AthlonXP1800
08-08-08, 10:54 PM
Hmmm Core i7 here I come. (nana2)

jcrox
08-08-08, 11:03 PM
Hmmm Core i7 here I come. (nana2)

You forgot to inform us about how this will be the death of AMD

Heinz68
08-08-08, 11:23 PM
This will be Intel's 7th generation CPU. They are keeping the Core name but dropping the Duo, etc.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/08/08/intel.core.i7.leak/
Sorry Yaboze it was already posted by slaWter in the Rumors Mill Forum (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=116249&page=2) and that's all what this is about.

Quarter
08-08-08, 11:24 PM
Desktop version comes out later this year (in Q4), laptop version (under the codename "Calpella" platform) comes out in Q3 of next year.

Yaboze
08-08-08, 11:44 PM
Sorry Yaboze it was already posted by slaWter in the Rumors Mill Forum (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=116249&page=2) and that's all what this is about.

Sorry didn't see it.

Heinz68
08-11-08, 01:58 AM
It turns out Expreview site which posted first the rumor about Next-Generation Intel PC Chips brand name as Core i7 were in fact right. Here is the official Intel press release about it, but no details about release dates included.
Intel News Release
Next-Generation Intel PC Chips to Carry Intel Core Name

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2008 Intel Corporation announced today that desktop processors based on the company's upcoming new microarchitecture (codenamed "Nehalem") will be formally branded "Intel® Core™ processor." The first products in this new family of processors, including an "Extreme Edition" version, will carry an "i7" identifier and will be formally branded as "Intel® Core™ i7 processor." This is the first of several new identifiers to come as different products launch over the next year.

Products based on the new microarchitecture will deliver high performance and energy efficiency. This "best of both worlds" approach is expected to extend Intel's processor leadership in future mobile, desktop and server market segments.

"The Core name is and will be our flagship PC processor brand going forward," said Sean Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and general manager, Sales and Marketing Group. "Expect Intel to focus even more marketing resources around that name and the Core i7 products starting now."
Read more at Intel News Release. (http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20080811comp.htm?iid=pr1_releasepri_20080811m)

Bokishi
08-11-08, 04:30 AM
cool

Bearclaw
08-11-08, 07:11 AM
It's in the other thread but this looks to be the "official" thread on this so here it is too:

http://images.macnn.com/esta/content/0808/intelcorei7-leaklg.jpg

mullet
08-11-08, 09:47 AM
^^ agreed this thread is in the right place being its isn't a rumor anymore.

stevemedes
08-11-08, 10:32 AM
why not i8? arent they 8 core cpus?

Vasot02
08-11-08, 11:57 AM
Nice...
I am planning for a major system update so it will probably be a Core i7 :)

Heinz68
08-11-08, 12:27 PM
why not i8? arent they 8 core cpus?
Nehalem has 4 Cores with eight threads.

a12ctic
08-11-08, 02:20 PM
why not i8? arent they 8 core cpus?

Generation seven.

i786.

kazna
08-11-08, 03:29 PM
We need an updated Anandtech preview imo. Can't wait to see how these are going to perform in games! Both well coded multithread titles like UT3 as well as games that only really take advantage of two cores (such as Crysis and WoW WotLK).

Yes, the new WoW expansion is very demanding on both the CPU front as well as the graphics front with new fully dynamic shadows. A lot of zones drop my fps into the 30s at 1680x1050 with no AA!

a12ctic
08-11-08, 03:51 PM
Honestly, this seems more evolutionary than revolutionary. The HT didn't work with the P4's why is it going to work now. I don't see this being that big of a change.

Bearclaw
08-11-08, 04:12 PM
Honestly, this seems more evolutionary than revolutionary. The HT didn't work with the P4's why is it going to work now. I don't see this being that big of a change.

You would say that. :rolleyes:

Imbroglio
08-12-08, 07:42 PM
Honestly, this seems more evolutionary than revolutionary. The HT didn't work with the P4's why is it going to work now. I don't see this being that big of a change.

if it was only the addition of HT I might see your point...

hell_of_doom227
08-12-08, 09:50 PM
In other words Pentium VII, Pentium 7th generation, i7 - Intel 7. HT was good feature and they are putting into i7.

a12ctic
08-12-08, 10:25 PM
if it was only the addition of HT I might see your point...

But the most touted feature. Is the new bus and IMC going to make it into the final product?

npras42
08-13-08, 03:55 AM
But the most touted feature. Is the new bus and IMC going to make it into the final product?

er... yes.

Imbroglio
08-13-08, 06:47 AM
But the most touted feature. Is the new bus and IMC going to make it into the final product?

(omg)

Intel17
08-16-08, 11:21 PM
I'm pretty excited about Core i7, but the name just really sucks. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but I think it'll confuse the general consumer rather than aid him/her.

That said, I wish I had the money to upgrade to one of these monster powerhouses, but I'm sure it'll be a long while before I (and the majority of the population) can afford it :(

I'm wondering, though, is AMD going to come out with something semi-competitive, or have they just thrown in the towel completely?