IDF: Inside Nehalem

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Nehalem is the codename for Intel's next generation Core microarchitecture--which has recently been given the official processor family name of "Core i7." Nehalem was one of the big topics of discussion at IDF--and not just because it represents the next generation of Intel's processors, but also because the clock is winding down quickly on when the chip will make its official, public debut. An official date has not been given yet, but Intel is promising that we'll see Nehalem systems for sale sometime in Q4 of this year.

Intel claims that Nehalem represents the biggest platform architecture change to date. This might be true, but it is not a grounds-up, completely new architecture design.  We've got the full scoop right here...

IDF: Inside Nehalem



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warlord replied on Fri, Aug 22 2008 4:47 PM

Can't wait to see some folding #'s from this platform

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 man, this makes me wonder if I should hold off for a couple months. How sweet would it be to be 1 of the first few to get my hands on 1 of these things.

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warlord replied on Fri, Aug 22 2008 8:20 PM

They will be in short supply and going for a premiem at first.

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JonathanD replied on Fri, Aug 22 2008 11:21 PM
It is the stuff of dreams :) or AMD's nightmares... either way I like it lol
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Don't count AMD out to soon. Nvidia just made that mistake.

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warlord replied on Sat, Aug 23 2008 8:57 AM

very true but amd hasn't anything in the pipes to compete....yet

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ice91785 replied on Mon, Aug 25 2008 3:08 PM
This is what my next my next build will probably be -- I just have to somehow hold myself off for another 2-3 quarters or so as I am definitely not interested in spending $1000+ for a CPU. I will wait for the "non-extreme" editions happily.

I am truely excited to see official numbers and release dates

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Aug 25 2008 3:32 PM
If you can hold off, I would: Not to get this processor (which will probably cost an arm and a leg and be in short supply like warlord said), but because it's going to drive the prices way down on everything else.

Expect AMD to be offering bargain-basement deals on their top-end CPUs within two days of Nehalem's launch.

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Very good point 3vi1. I might just go out and get me a core2quad when Nehalem comes out.

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 any word on MB's to support these new cpu's. I would imagine it wouldn't be supported by current MB's with this tri channel memory their talking about along with a few other things.

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Its going to be a new socketConfused

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Aug 25 2008 5:16 PM
Intel Engineer: "Look boss! It's super fast and works in LGA775!"

Boss: "You realize we sell chipsets too, right? Throw five more pins on it."

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3vi1:
Intel Engineer: "Look boss! It's super fast and works in LGA775!"

Boss: "You realize we sell chipsets too, right? Throw five more pins on it."

LMAF!!

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warlord replied on Tue, Aug 26 2008 5:52 PM

bob_on_the_cob:

3vi1:
Intel Engineer: "Look boss! It's super fast and works in LGA775!"

Boss: "You realize we sell chipsets too, right? Throw five more pins on it."

LMAF!!

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 lol. i guess the answer is no then! I am sure they will release more then 1 flavor of this cpu when it's released. can't imagine they would only have a $1000+ version of it as it only makes a very small fraction of the market

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Aug 27 2008 11:12 AM
They'll definitely have a few flavors, I'm just not sure if they will release them all at once or push the high-end chips out a few weeks/months earlier than the rest.

In all seriousness, regarding the chipset: It will definitely be something completely new - because the new chips have an integrated memory controller. I wonder what that's going to do, if anything, to the amount of heat generated by the northbridge?

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Moving the memory controller onto the chip is going to be an epic move
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Cmoazz replied on Sun, Sep 14 2008 1:19 AM

Any prices out yet? Im def waiting for it. I've been long over due for a computer upgrade and can't wait for Nehalem, hopefully Intel's SSD's are out too!

I really need to win one of those contests.

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Waiting for Nehalem to do my first build!

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Cmoazz:

Any prices out yet?

about $300 for the lowest cpu. I think 2.6 or something like that, but boards and ddr3 are going to be high as well.

 

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nelsoncp21 replied on Sun, Sep 14 2008 10:12 AM

 I wonder if they will start packageing 3GB sets of ram and 6GB sets. Would make sense to me.

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nelsoncp21:

 I wonder if they will start packageing 3GB sets of ram and 6GB sets. Would make sense to me.

 

Seems only logical with the price of ram these days. DDR3 is still high but its coming down quick.

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