Intel Core i7 Processor – The “Fastest Processor on the Planet”
Intel Core i7 processor holds the new world record of 117 for the SPECint_base_rate2006 benchmark test that measures the performance of a processor. This is the first time ever for any single processor to exceed a score of 100 points.
Available in 2 types – the Intel Core i7 and the Intel Core i7 Extreme
These quad core, eight thread processors promise up to 40% increase in performance for various heavy duty computing tasks such as video editing (apply changes/effects and review them on the fly without the need for rendering), and gaming (play Crysis on a three monitor setup at highest quality without lagging) as compared to previous quad core processors (Intel Core 2 Extreme).
The Intel Core i7 processors are on sale now and range from US$284 to US$999.
For more information on the Intel Core i7, visit the Intel Website at www.intel.com/products/desktop/processors.
Comparison between Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i7 Extreme
Both processors have the same benefits and features listed below:
– Intel® Turbo Boost technology
– Intel® Hyper-Threading technology [8 processing threads]
– Intel® Smart Cache
– Integrated memory controller
– Intel® HD Boost
– Processor Technology [45 nanometer technology]
– Level Cache [8 MB]
– Intel® QuickPath Interconnect [6.4 GT/s] vs [4.8 GT/s]
– Clock Speed [3.20 GHz] vs [2.93 GHz]