Intel announced the new processor “Nehalem“
i’m not sure about the price.. i think maybe quite high… for the extreme edition…
- Two, four, or eight cores
- 731 million transistors for the quad core variant
- 45 nm manufacturing process
- Integrated memory controller supporting DDR3 SDRAM and between one and six memory channels
- Integrated graphics processor (IGP) located off-die, but in the same CPU package
- A new point-to-point processor interconnect, the Intel QuickPath Interconnect, replacing the legacy front side bus
- Simultaneous multithreading, which enables two threads per core. Simultaneous multithreading has not been present on a consumer Intel processor since 2006 with the Pentium 4 and Pentium EE. Unlike the SMT implementations on the Pentium 4 and the Atom, SMT on Nehalem is referred to as ‘MTT’.
- Native (monolithic, i.e. all processor cores on a single die) quad- and octo-core (8) processors
- The following caches:
- 32 KB L1 instruction and 32 KB L1 data cache per core
- 256 KB L2 cache per core
- 2-3 MB L3 cache per core shared by all cores
- 33% more in-flight micro-ops than Conroe
- Second-level branch predictor and second-level Translation Lookaside Buffer
- Modular blocks of components such as cores that can be added and subtracted for varying market segmentsSource: Wikipedia
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2008 – Intel Corporation announced today that desktop processors based on the company’s upcoming new microarchitecture (codenamed “Nehalem”) will be formally branded “Intel® Core™ processor.” The first products in this new family of processors, including an “Extreme Edition” version, will carry an “i7” identifier and will be formally branded as “Intel® Core™ i7 processor.” This is the first of several new identifiers to come as different products launch over the next year.
Products based on the new microarchitecture will deliver high performance and energy efficiency. This “best of both worlds” approach is expected to extend Intel’s processor leadership in future mobile, desktop and server market segments.
“The Core name is and will be our flagship PC processor brand going forward,” said Sean Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and general manager, Sales and Marketing Group. “Expect Intel to focus even more marketing resources around that name and the Core i7 products starting now.”
The Intel Core processor brand name has gained broad awareness, preference, and market momentum over the past several years. The Intel Core name remains the logical choice for Intel’s latest family of processors. The Intel Core i7 processor brand logo will be available for high-performance desktop PCs with a separate black logo for Intel’s highest-end “Extreme Edition.” Intel will include processor model numbers to differentiate each chip.
Initial products based on this microarchitecture are expected to be in production in the fourth quarter of this year. These processors will feature Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, also known as simultaneous multi-threading, and are capable of handling eight software “threads” on four processor cores.
Thanks to Intel coz bring this technology to us