Intel "Nehalem" to be named "Core i7"

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  1. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Everybody thought it would be "Core 3," but no… it's "Core i7."

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  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    I see Intel being heavily influenced by Apple! Not only for product nomenclature but also logo designs! This is probably the first ever Intel logo that may be likable by the Mac community (but still not enough to be stuck on our Macs of course!:p
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Somewhat less marked logo here.

    Not that much of a change but i7 is interesting.

    BTW I'm on vacation. :p
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    So basically it is the 786 processor. Which confirms that Core & Core 2 was the 686.

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  5. iMacmatician thread starter macrumors 601

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    "586": Pentium
    "686": Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium M (including Core), Core 2
    "786": Core i7

    It looks like there's no more "Duo," "Quad," etc. Oh well. There's other ways (mockup).
     
  6. kabunaru Guest

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    i7 sounds similar to G7. More resemblance to PowerPC anyone? :rolleyes:
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    oh please...
     
  8. kabunaru Guest

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    Why being so negative?
     
  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    If only :(
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its not being negative just being amused by some of these ideas lol
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Duo and Quad really helped the masses. I can't believe they'd getting rid of them for colors.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i know

    it would be nice if they did
    i71 for solo
    i72 for duo


    or 17quad, i7octo

    owell i better get to memorizing those colors lol
     
  13. iMacmatician thread starter macrumors 601

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    That was a mockup. Should have made that clear. :eek:
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That I knew. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Anyone want to predict how many people will have the i7 logo as their avatar now?
     
  16. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    Four.
     
  17. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I. Seven.
     
  18. xix macrumors member

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    We care.



    Also, the read link takes me to an RSS feed and opens my feed aggregator.
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I did change the link from a direct image link to the page itself. It looks like Behardware doesn't hot linking off site anymore. It works fine for me.

    I wonder what your problem is...
     
  20. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Nope.

    You're right up through "586"/Pentium. Intel officially abandoned the x86 names with Pentium, and it was codenamed "P5" But it was the fifth generation core.

    Pentium Pro was "P6", and was the sixth generation core. Pentium II and Pentium III were directly descendent from Pentium Pro.

    Itanium was officially the seventh generation core. When it failed to achieve serious market penetration...

    Pentium 4 became the "seventh generation" core. The core lost any numbering at all, and became "NetBurst". Pentium 4 begat Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition.

    Pentium M and Core Duo are loosely derived from the "P6" line, but are different enough that they are their own line. I haven't seen anywhere specifically referring to it as an eighth generation, but for all intents and purposes, it was.

    Core 2 is yet another new line. Yes, it carries some loose family resemblance to P6, but it is not derivative enough to be a true member of the family, just like Pentium M and Core Duo. It is also different enough from Core Duo to be separate. At this point, nobody refers to it by generation number any more, but it is effectively the ninth generation.

    Nehalem will therefore be the tenth generation x86-family core.


    Note that I currently work as a contractor to Intel, but have no inside knowledge of any public naming in regards to Nehalem, so I'm not even going to speculate on it.

    Oh, and I suppose I have to add: My comments are my own personal comments, not the opinion of Intel, etc, etc, etc...
     
  21. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Going to be a busy Monday & Tuesday for Intel...
     
  22. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one who realizes that i7 is an imaginary number? :p

    EDIT: god damn, that is what summer does to me. Well it is even more imaginary then normal imaginary numbers! ;P
     
  23. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    seems like it is usually the other way around, i.e. a + bi, but perhaps intel is thinking different[ly].
     
  24. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    Why is it that intel is unable to come up with a coherent and logical naming scheme? It would be a lot easier to understand by the average consumer if they called it core 3, and retained the solo, duo, quad, and octo names.

    Is there some sort of marketing advantage in consumer confusion?
     
  25. macthetiger85 macrumors regular

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    They may be future proofing - 16 core would be

    Intel Core 3 Hexa-deca?


    Talk about confusing! ;)
     

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