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Intel Announces The Core i7 Processor

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Published on 10 August 2008 04:39 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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There was the Core and Core 2 series of Intel desktop processors with Solo, Duo, Quad, and Extreme postfixes, while today Intel has announced their Core series will continue with their upcoming Nehalem processors. The processors based around their forthcoming Nehalem micro-architecture will be branded as the Intel Core i7.

The Nehalem architecture supports dual, quad, and octal core processors based on a 45nm manufacturing process, introduces an integrated DDR3 memory controller on the CPU die, uses Intel QuickPath Interconnect technology, and simultaneous multi-threading. The first of the Intel Core i7 quad-core processors will be introduced this fall in conjunction with the LGA-1366 socket.

The Intel Core i7 name was announced today via an Intel press release prior to Intel's Developer Forum taking place later this month in San Francisco.

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