Intel Core i7 Hands-On Preview

corei7cIntel has been unchallenged on the desktop and laptop front since launching the Core architecture in 2006. The Core architecture trounced AMD at the high-end, forcing the Phenom manufacturer to fight back with aggressive value pricing. For the better part of two years, AMD has struggled to compete with Intel’s mainstream processors, leaving the performance and extreme categories completely unchallenged for Intel. Now with the release of Intel’s newest Core i7 CPU and the Express X58 chipset, the gap widens ever further.

corei7c1

The Core i7 CPU lineup will be released in three flavors: Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, Core i7-940, and Core i7-920. All of the processors will arrive with four CPU cores, Hyper-Threading, 8MB of L3 cache, and they will be built on Intel’s 45nm manufacturing process. All of the processors will run on a 1066MHz front-side bus. The 965 Extreme Edition will run at 3.2GHz, and like other Extreme Edition processors, it will come with an unlocked multiplier that allows for easier overclocking. Intel’s Core i7-940 and Core i7-920 will run at 2.93GHz and 2.66GHz, respectively. The new CPU architecture brings with it a new LGA 1366 socket; older LGA775 motherboards that supported the Core 2 CPUs won’t be compatible with the Core i7.

Like the other Extreme Edition processors before it, the Core i7-965 will cost $1,000. The Core i7-940 and Core i7-920 will cost $562 and $284, respectively.

Source: GameSpot.com

Related posts

Intel will not offer SATA Express next year

If you have been looking closely at the CPU market you should know that Intel will offer just a few new products next year – a mysterious processor called Haswell Refresh, the 14 nm Broadwell processors and chipsets with SATA Express support. Well, it seems that the last product will not be...

Groundbreaking Agreement Between Verizon Wireless And Google

Verizon Wireless and Google™ today announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the Verizon Wireless network and the best of the Android™ open platform to deliver leading-edge mobile applications, services and devices. Both companies view this agreement as an opportunity to offer...

Roccat Kulo lightweight gaming headset

Roccat Labs has announced a new gaming headset which promises a snug fit and comfort during your long gaming sessions. The Roccat Kulo is ultra lightweight, weighing in at just 178g, they have flexible,  metal-reinforced padded headband, which offers eight levels of height adjustment and...

Leave a comment