Intels Revolution; Nehalem, The Next Generation.

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  1. sedative

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    Other info found:
    Release date: November 2008
    Lowest speed available: 2,66 ghz.
    Highest speed at release: 3,2 ghz
    Highest stable speed: 4,5 ghz.
    Highest overclock found: 5,56 ghz.

    This CPU rocks as hell. Right in the release I'm buying a complete system with this new core, along with a new X58 mainboard. It has 1366 pins, so it would not fit into your old crappy 775 platform.

    I thought you guys liked to know this :)

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    Known about the Nehalems for quite a while but seriously, not getting that exited yet. It seems very few things make use of the dual cores I'm running even though they've been around a good while now, and even less is equipped for quad core so octa-core really makes no difference if nothing uses it. Yeah in the future this is going to be good but thats two, maybe three years away unless the "new" idea of adding graphics processors and other components into the CPU actually takes off...

    Really the Atom is a much more revolutionary step by Intel (and a more exciting one) :P
     
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    Heard about this a few weeks ago. And i think that was said once or twice around here.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    it's over guys, AMD is finished.
     
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    AMD was already finished when intel realized their core 2 duo processors.
     
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    finally 4+ ghz stock processors...
    I am not going to wait untill Q4 of this year, but if I don't I can buy a new PC again next year -.-"
     
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    don't expect much past 4GHz at launch.
     
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    I wouldn't even expect 4GHx at launch tbh...
     
  9. sedative

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    Nah, but I rather have a 3,x ghz CPU octa/quad cored then a 3.16 D2C (E8500), even if they hardly use 2 cores, these are simply at higher speeds. Plus that quickpath channel, it means that a program doesn't have to be build at multiple cores to run 2 threads.

    atom has no use for me though. I hate smartphones. My laptop has more performance, better to work on for a longer period than 1h (I get headaches if I try to write an essay or 2), and has a better cost/performace rate. I do have a smartphone though, to try it out and it stinks. probs a smartphone is fun to show and impress (Iphone-run), but it isn't usefull at all.
    And about atom CPUs in laptops, those 7'' things stink as well. You get headaches if you try to look at that one minipixel that has to represent the letter 'a'. The keyboard is too small as well.

    Plain old 15'' laptop is just perfect for me, big enough for a regular, normal CPU.

    and AMD hasn't got anything to offer, their phenom 9850 is worse and more expensive than a regular Q6600... I think AMD was already completely overruled at the Q9 series.

    btw, xlink, that article of you shows me different than other articles I've read. The nehalem would be 32nm as well. That article also has planned the Sandy Bridge in, while that's incredibly speculative.
     
  10. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    nehalem will be launched at 45nm, then a year later a newer revision(westmere) will be released using the 32nm process
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehalem_(microarchitecture)

    intel's been using that strategy for the past few years

    Year A- die shrink
    Year B- new architecture

    so
    beginning part of 2006 65nm netburst chips
    later part of 2006 conroe @ 65nm
    later part of 2007 penryn @ 45nm
    later part of 2008 nehalem @ 45nm
    2009 westmere @ 32nm.
    2010 Sandy Bridge @32nm
    2011 ??? @ 22nm
     
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    That's still no guarantee they will continue with that.
     

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