Friday, August 8th 2008

Nehalem Gets Named as the Core i7 Processor

According to the guys over at Expreview, Intel is naming its new Nehalem range of processors "Core i7".
There will be 3 Bloomfield to enter PC market later this year, and the 999USD top-of-the-line Bloomfield is the only Core i7 Extreme Edition processor current revealed.

All i7 processors and i7 Extreme Edition processor will be officially announced in Aug 11st, launch date set to Q4 this year.
Source: Expreview
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72 Comments on Nehalem Gets Named as the Core i7 Processor

#1
PCpraiser100
OnBoard said:
Agree with the rest i7 sounds bad, Core3 suggestions are way better. Why would you want you newest and baddest processor to sound something that Apple payed money for and not use the Core2 brand (in Core3) that everyone already recognizes.



Eeew, Oatibix is awful, Weetabix FTW!



You have done it wrong! Take 2 pieces of Weetabix, one teaspoon of sugar on top of them. Then fill the plate half full with 1.5% milk. Wait for the milk to get sucked in to the bix's and eat them before they get too squishy. Taste is awesome and keeps hunger away for a long time.

Agree you with the WasaBröd (näkkileipä here). Every school child is tortured with them (or was before). Now there are more bread choices. But it also can taste good if you butter it a bit and but cheese slices on top and then overnight to the fridge in a plastic bag. It will come soft and tasty (I don't like hard bread :p). And those who like WasaBröd go "eew, the crunchy is the point!" now :D
I love Weetabix! I eat it every morning lol! :toast:
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#2
suraswami
so may be they are sick of PI...PIV,V? then went to i7. I am guessing there won't be any Pentium derivative anymore.
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#3
candle_86
Core i7 Duo, Core i7 Quad, Core i7 Octa, Core i7 deca and maybe these for humor Core i7 Centa, Core i7 Mila
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#5
DaedalusHelios
I don't care if they call it the Feces3Quad. I just care how it performs. I would call it the HAL 7000 series to make all ubergeeks purchase it on launch.
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#6
candle_86
I would not buy a HAL7000, I don't want it hi jacking my computer and locking me out to sufficate. :D
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
candle_86 said:
I would not buy a HAL7000, I don't want it hi jacking my computer and locking me out to sufficate. :D
i SWEAR i'll get you that new i7 quad, just LET ME IN
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#8
jbizzler
i686 was the architecture for P6 (basically Intel processors after Pentium 1 but before Netburst Pentium 4), and Core/Core 2 can be considered a continuation of that, where as Nehalem is totally new, and could be considered i786.
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#9
molnart
I think Nehalem is a bigger "leap ahead" to name still name it Core
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#12
candle_86
well even though i686 is Pentium Pro to Core2, skipping Pentium4. It still isnt 7th gen. The i786 would be the Pentium4, i886 is Presscott, so i986 is core i7
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#14
DaedalusHelios
candle_86 said:
well even though i686 is Pentium Pro to Core2, skipping Pentium4. It still isnt 7th gen. The i786 would be the Pentium4, i886 is Presscott, so i986 is core i7
Then they could call it the iX086 or iX86?
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#15
Hayder_Master
i7 it's nice name seems new generation of new cpu's , i don't like the name nehalem anyway even atom too weird name's
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#16
newconroer
alexp999 said:
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.
Right exactly. They were all "Core 2." And this, 1366 is "Nehalem."


I guess that's just not 'catchy' enough.


hayder.master said:
i7 it's nice name seems new generation of new cpu's , i don't like the name nehalem anyway even atom too weird name's
Meh, I'd rather it be named something intelligent and 'weird,' than sounding like a damned I-pod.
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#17
R-T-B
DarkMatter said:
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...
Actually, the 286 had no 32-bit support. The 386 added that. I'd call that pretty signifigant compared to a FPU.
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#18
Unregistered
And the main advantage of the "i7's" being released? Quad core prices will nose dive, plus by that time more multi-thread apps will be released (and games of course).

Ah, the advantages of waiting patiently to get the best deals and so on :D

When are the Proc's being released?
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#19
freakshow
SK-1 said:
Sounds like Apple started making CPU's.
rofl :roll: :roll: :laugh: what was intel thinking :slap:
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
freakshow said:
rofl :roll: :roll: :laugh: what was intel thinking :slap:
buy the new iIntel i7 iQuad iCPU in the new iMac today! iM very sorry about the iName but iCouldnt think of anything iOriginal
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#21
freakshow
Mussels said:
buy the new iIntel i7 iQuad iCPU in the new iMac today! iM very sorry about the iName but iCouldnt think of anything iOriginal
iSee your point :laugh:
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
what i think this may have come from (through logic alone) - what if theres a new mac coming out called the i7, and it merely contains the nehalem chips?
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