Intel Corporation has launched its most advanced desktop processor ever called the Intel Core i7 processor. The first member of a new family of Nehalem processor designs, it speeds video editing, immersive games and other popular Internet and computer activities by up to 40 percent without increasing power consumption.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology automatically adjusts the clock speed of one or more of the four individual processing cores for single- and multi-threaded applications to boost performance. The Core i7 processor more than doubles the memory bandwidth of previous Intel “Extreme” platforms, speeding the transfer of computer bits and bites in and out of the processor with Intel Quickpath Technology. Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology allows multiple computing threads to run simultaneously, effectively enabling it to do two things at once, so the Core i7 quad-core processor delivers 8-threaded performance.
Each Core i7 processor has an 8 MB level 3 cache and three channels of DDR3 1066 memory to deliver the best memory performance of any desktop platform. Intel’s top performance processor, the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition, also removes overspeed protection, allowing further increase in the chip’s speed.
While Intel Core i7- 920 starts at $284, the top of the line Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition will cost $999. Now play Crysis like never before.