Intel has taken the wraps off its new Core i7 (Nehalem) processor architecture, which features an integrated memory controller and new QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) point-to-point links. The first CPUs to become available later this month — all quad-core with two threads per core — will be the $999 Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, the $562 Core i7-940 and the $284 Core i7-920. Initially aimed at gamers and power users, Core i7 should go mainstream once prices come down, in the usual way.
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