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Nehalem Gets Named as the Core i7 Processor

Discussion in 'News' started by alexp999, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    What a lame name !

    Are they working with Apple to go with the i's ?
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    And what about previous ones? Why would it start with the 386? I was young back then so I don't know a lot about them but wasn't the architectural difference between 486 and 386 bigger than between 286 and 386. Embedded Floating point unit comes to mind. If anything the 486 should be the first one in that series, or else the 286 or the 086. I fail to see the logic in that list...
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    G'day

    Hey :),
    Can anyone sum up the expected benefits of Nehalem for me... started reading a few articles... but (embarrassly) got lost it some of the hi-tech detail!:laugh:

    Also, presumably this new arch will support existing O/S, games, etc?

    As well, considering the wise-itude (yep, new word!) of jumping into a this new architecture on it's first arrival to the market against taking advantage of the almost certain price drop in existing (very good) stuff?

    Sincerely
    Quest
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    Oh no -- weetabix is far more horrible. I swear, I had never thought food could be more tasteless than when I took a trip to the UK and had weetabix.

    ...at least until I tasted Swedish Wasa crackers.

    There's something wrong with you Europeans. :laugh:

    Any anyway, what the hell is wrong with calling it the Core3?
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    No new architecture -- it's still x86. :p
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    ... so nothing new? what's the deal... new name!?! Been a long time since I've hear 386 & 486.. still remember the rush to get one though!
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    Any chip from the introduction of the dual cores, up until now, I would call 'Core2' in terms of architecture, I didn't know there was anything else to call them?
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    Its still based on the x86 instruction set. but it is new architecture.

    There are now more pins on the CPU socket. (1366 vs 775)

    Each core supports 2 threads instead of one.

    The memory controller is now built in to the CPU


    So this does deserve a new name. Think people were just expecting something a bit more exciting than Core i7 . As people have said, it doesnt really roll of the tongue quite as well as Core2Duo and Core2Quad

    From Conroe to YorkField. They are all based on the same architecture but they vary by number of cores, amount of cache, clock speeds, and fab/ die size.
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    ... so I guess the attraction of these new "i7's" (yeah, it's kind of a crappy name) will be that they are really, really fast... running the same software?
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    According to early benchmarks, they are about 20% faster than the current fastest quad core. I'll get you some links.... Just realized it was you I gave the links to last time, lol. You had a look through em yet. I'll post em here again in case anybody else wants em.

    But just like quads now, it wont make as much difference as it potentially could cus most games are only written for upto two threads. You could always run four instances of a game on nehalem.

    Its more to get the hardware out there for developers to use. Once Octo-cores come out they will theoretically have 16 threads! :eek:

    Dev's really need to work on multi-threaded games to make the most of these chips processing power.
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    Why are they gonna be pissed? Their trading name is i7 Media.

    Intel Core i7

    Cant see any lawsuits coming from this.
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    No where on their site do they have anything copyrighted or reserved. For all we know they don't actually have any of that set up, but hey I may be wrong.
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    with todays current you have a name that we want we going to sue you attitude - i wont be surprised if this happens
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    I was being tounge in cheek, but I think we have all seem examples of more frivlouous lawsuits so I wouldn't be awfully surprised............
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    i prefer to call it to the core name like bloomfield 2.66 ghz
    if i hear the name i7 it reminds me of a mac product...
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    K, fair enough lol. its friday afternoon after having worked all week, I'm not in best frame of mind to pick up on jokes. :p
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    Nope, your completly wrong. sorry but you are.

    p4, pd, pd (version 2), c2d Conroe, new versions of c2d (yorkfiled/wolfdale) then nehalem. so not i7 for that reason..

    any way its a gay name

    I say
    "hey m8, i got a new i7!"
    m8 says
    "WOAH!! NICE!... whats a i7?"
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    ...Core 3 duo and core 3 quad would have worked fine, wouldn't it? This is retarded. Why not core 17 at least!?
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    why not keep it simple pentium naming?
    why do you want to name it core 3 ?
    core 2 is the architecture name..
    why cant we just name it bloomfield..
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    Cool logo, but Core 3 would've been better. Maybe this name isn't official yet. I like these CPUs and the 1366 socket thats coming up though. Unique slots for easier installation, ridiculously low voltage, a legacy of lower fabrications than today's 45nm cores, and a bundle of transistors for an even bigger OC bonus. Glad I heard about this cause I was thinking about upgrading lol.
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    hehe the iquad and iocta or the icore
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    ESPN 8? :laugh:
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    the i740 came to mind as soon as i read this, i dont know why
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    you guys watch to much dodgeball

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