Friday, December 5, 2008

Intel Launches Three New Processors (That Aren't Core i7 CPUs)
The vast majority of attention Intel has received lately has been for the company's new Core i7 CPU architecture for desktop PCs. Three Core i7 processors (the 2.66GHz Core i7-920, the 2.93GHz Core i7-940, and the 3.2GHz Core i7-965 Extreme Edition) and a new motherboard chipset (the X58 Express) were officially unveiled only a couple of weeks ago and have been showing up in a slew of new desktop models, as well as there also being an onslaught of Core i7-supported component announcements, such as motherboards and triple-channel memory kits. While the Core i7 architecture with its integrated memory controller, triple-channel DDR3 SDRAM memory support, new 1366-pin processor socket, and the return of hyper-threading might be getting all the limelight, the Core i7 is not in fact the only new processor to be released by Intel. Just this week, Intel released three new processors for three existing processor lines...