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Intel Core i7

23 Nov
Intel Core i7 Logo

Intel Core i7 Logo

Intel has come up with a promising new core design that does a few very innovative things. It is the fastest desktop x86 processor available today. It has made this feat possible via the following.

1.   It eliminates the notorious FSB (front side bus) and the bottlenecks caused by it.
2.   It makes use of three channel DDR3 RAM, the memory controller is on the processor die.

3.   The cores are intelligently over-clockable by upto 400MHz. So the performance hungry applications can get extra CPU cycles when needed the most.
4. Ensures greener computing by switching off idle cores when they are idle.

The most interesting feature is the replacement for FSB, Intel calls it the “Quick Path” technology. QuickPath reminds me of the revolutionary Hypertransport bus used by AMD. The initial models of Core i7 only have a single QuickPath link, which means they are not meant for multiprocessor machines. Newer models are yet to come.

Intel’s decision to put the memory controller on CPU die has increased the package pin count to 1366 !. Ths chip comes in an LGA1366 package.

 
 

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    May 6, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Wow thts kool and looks promising !!

     
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