Originally Posted by [I.R.A]_FBi
what does that 250 mhz do for the performance?
The speed tells us that there is about half as many subsequent transistors as what is found on Core i7. They doubled the speed to make up for the transistors they removed. If this proves true, a Core i7 at 3.06 GHz (133 x 23) can process as much data as a Core i5 at 5.75 GHz (250 x 23).
The higher clockspeed and integrating the northbridge on the processor are both cost cutting strategies. We'll see how that translates to wholesale and platform prices though. Maybe, just maybe, the platform price will be down by about 20-30% because of these changes (instead of $200, it might cost $140, for example).