Posts Tagged ‘core i7’
  • This just in: 6 cores are better than 4. Core i9 50% faster than Corei7
    by Mike
    Posted November 24th, 2009 at 5:22 am
    Shocker! 6 cores are better than 4 with the up and coming top dog Core i7 chips performing roughly 50% faster on complex, optimized programs. I can already see you drooling, thinking out loud: "The Core i7 is just becoming mainstream and we're already talking about it's replacement?" Such is the world we live in folks, it never stops. But apart from constantly evolving "top dogs", I have to say that the Core i9 power advantage is compelling to shell out extra for it. It won't come cheap, th...
  • Core i7 (Upgrade) equipped iMac’s: The best $200 ever spent…
    by Mike
    Posted November 16th, 2009 at 8:29 am
    Results above are in 64-bit modeWhen the new iMac's were announced a couple months back, I like many of you were awestruck. The form was somehow even more delicious than previous generations with upgraded hardware that left me wanting two. Unfortunately for those who were ready to throw down cash on the spot for a new Core i7 beast, a November shipping date put a temporary block on the speed party. Well, it's November and said units are now shipping with benchmarks starting to trickle in. Wh...
  • The effects of no competition: Intel Core i5 chips to be delayed
    by Mike
    Posted May 26th, 2009 at 5:19 am
    Those of you looking forward to a July release for Intel's Core i5 chips will sadly have to wait a tad bit longer. The reason for the delay according to DigiTimes is a stockpile of old inventory that Intel wants/needs to move before introducing any more new silicon into the market. Translation: "We don't have anyone to compete with, so, we'll squeeze every last dollar out of old product that we can...we're not going anywhere." Someone, whether it be AMD or some other processor manufacturer ...
  • Mainstream core i7 arriving late to the party?
    by Mike
    Posted January 16th, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    Due to economic slow downs and overstock problems, Intel is said to be pushing back the release of their more mainstream core i7 processors until at least late August.  The original launch time frame was mid to late July.  If the economic conditions don't improve, or, get worse, the date could be pushed back even further.  Intel's budget desktop processor replacement for the current Core 2 Due, the Havendale architecture, is rumored to have chip samples ready by next month.  However, pro...
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