Intel’s latest processor technology, called Nehalem, or its official name Core i7, described in details at the Intel Developers Forum which is held in San Francisco.
The Core i7 will use in most notebooks, desktop computer and will be focused on its processing ability while use the effective power consumptions. The Core i7 chips will also improves the graphics processing.
Rajesh Kumar, the Intel fellow, said that the Nehalem architecture will be used as the backbone for Intel’s next processor for many incoming years.
As I described at the previous post, Intel Core i7 will deliver the higher processing performance while keeping lid of energy efficiency.
Core i7 has combined memory and processing functions into a single chip (normally two) and the this will result in as many 8 processing cores compared to existing Intel’s processor. The Core i7 processor also has ability to saves memory bandwidth 3 times than the previous Intel processor and doubling the performance of 3D animation.
The Core i7 is also has ability to turn off processing cores while its not in use. This is called “turbo mode”. The chip is also designed to boosts the speed at which data can be shunted from memory in the computer to the microprocessor.
With this characteristics, Intel has matched the capability of Opteron processor which has been used by their rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for the last five years.
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