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Nehalem Gets Named as the Core i7 Processor

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  1. alexp999

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    According to the guys over at Expreview, Intel is naming its new Nehalem range of processors "Core i7".

    Source: Expreview
     
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    i7 is kind of an odd name imo...Core2 Duo and Quad are easy to say, read, pronounce, the i7 sounds more like a VIA product imo. I really hope the creativity for Nehalem names are better then that...but again that's my opinion!

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    No I agree with you, the name sucks!
     
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    I was thinking that. I dont know how they are going to go about defining the octo-core.
    Now Core2duo = 2 core
    Core2Quad = 4core

    But if 4 core = i7
    What is 8 core = ??
     
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    i7? I was hoping they would just use Core2 (insert awesome name here) or something. I guess we will get used to it eventually :ohwell:
     
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    There is a nice pic of the logo on Expreview, if you follow the source link. I didnt include it in the main article as it has Expreview splashed across it and I don't know if the news guys would want that. Will wait to here from one of them.

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    I'm guessing blue is mainstream and black is extreme?
     
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    I thought it would have been called core3quad or something better. i7 doesn't really roll of the tongue.
     
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    Why not i4 for quads and i8 for octa's? Even at that, just doesn't fit right imo...but like anything else, hate it now, it proves itself and love it later...is an epic failure or never happens that way.

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    Sounds like Apple started making CPU's.
     
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    I would imagine if this is the name that sticks, people will probably just refer to it as the Core 7. Like with nvidia, most people just say 780, 790, 750, etc. dont bother with the i.

    Just noticed how bad spelling and grammar is on that quote from expreview. :p "11st"
     
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    The Ocho :D
     
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    The Core2 Ocho lol Intel needs me on there naming team :D
     
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    Core 3 is better
    Does this i7 should be read i786 or i764 :laugh:
     
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    but that would be called the iCore.


    I wonder where they got the 7 from though. This their seventh main CPU line?
     
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    I was looking through wiki. before core2 it was p6 architecture, so its not that cus it would make this P8.

    Only other thing I could think of is that intel are going to have single numbers to denote the series. like Q9xx now, it will be i7 . then the Q8xx for example is like i6 . and so on down the line and the lower the number the lower the series. maybe i1 will be celerons??

    This way they dont run out of numbers. i10 still sound okay (compared to i7 anyway). But q10xxx sounds and looks a bit silly. :p
     
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    Should have called it oatibix. :p (only uk peeps might get this)

    I7 though,what a name.
     
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    Nah should have been called:

    Not-made-from-wheat-made-from-oats-instead-abix

    :p

    or:

    Not-made-from-two-cpus-on-one-die-made-from-native-quad-instead-abix
     
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    I cant wait!! I'm building my new machine around this processor!! :toast:
     
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    It wont be cheap when it comes out,so i guess i will have to wait.
     
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    The 2.66Ghz is supposedly gonna be priced at $284. I didnt think that was too bad. Hope they dont make up for it on the price of the mobos tho.
     
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    i7 is 7th generation of "pentium" generation CPUs. ok last one is pentium 4, than u got c2d (i5), yorkfiled/wolfdale(i6) and nehalem is i7
     
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    Uh, what was wrong with calling it Nehalem?

    Isn't that the architecture?
     
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    Taken from a comment at Expreview

     
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    Why don't we call the E8400/E7200's Penryn? Like you said its the architectures name.
     

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