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Intel Nehalem Core i7
Vimali Swamy
Monday, December 1, 2008
Intel has recently launched Nehalem Core i7 processors for the Indian market. Built with 45nm processor technology, the Core i7 chips based on Intel's Nehalem architecture have on-chip memory controllers and new LGA1366 sockets. For the new LGA1366 socket, one will have to use the Core i7 processors with Intel X58-based motherboards. This line of processors has been acclaimed for faster performance. The integrated memory controller has three channels at DDR3 1066MHz and promises to offer memory boosts upto 25.6 GB per second. Additionally, the Turbo Boost Technology aids in increasing the CPU clock speed, when needed, with respectably low power consumption.

The Intel Core i7 league of microprocessors includes 3.2GHz Core i7 965 Extreme Edition, 2.93GHz Core i7 940 Performance model, and 2.66GHz Core i7 920 Budget model and are available at Rs. 50,000, Rs. 28,100, and Rs. 14,200 respectively for 1,000-unit quantities.

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