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Review: Intel Core i7 - Nehalem arrives

by Scott Bicheno on 7 November 2008, 14:44 4.0

Tags: Core i7, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qap4d

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Introduction

This is simply a copy of the introduction and conclusions from the full review on HEXUS.net.


Earlier today we took an in-depth look at the architecture of Intel's newest microprocessor. We surmised that it took the guts of award-winning Core 2 and whilst not adding that much more to pure execution power, it removed many of the interface and bandwidth constraints that held that design in check.

Core 2 was already faster than AMD's Phenom X4, so it was a case of Intel extending performance leadership in the mid-range and high-end desktop space, as well as solidifying its server/workstation offerings.

Now, though, we take a look at the desktop Core i7 and see just how fast it really is.

Please, please take a look at the architecture piece to see what makes Core i7 tick along.