Overview of Intel Core i7 Processor

In August 2008, Intel announced there new upcoming next generation 45nm microarchitecture desktop processor which will join the family of “Intel Core” processors, codenamed as “Nehalem”. Intel tagged this new Nehalem processor as “i7” which apparently shows that it will be a 7-core processor. The “Intel Core i7” will come out in two different series – Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition.

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