Intel Launches Core i7 Processors

November 18, 2008

US (ChattahBox) — Intel officially announced the arrival of its next-gen micro-architecture. Its Core i7 processors are now visible in Dell, Gateway and other PCs that specialize in games and content creation such as videos. “The Core i7 processor speeds video editing (and) immersive games…by up to 40 percent without increasing power consumption,” the Intel said in a statement.

PC makers such as Dell launched desktops with latest technologies to work with Intel’s Core i7 chips that deliver speedy performance to the machines. Companies like Dell, Gateway, Northwest are also offering latest hardware like graphic cards and 80GB solid-state drive to take advantage of Core i7 technology. “People have been holding their breath on this CPU because it’s not just a CPU, it changes the entire platform,” said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. Falcon Northwest makes specialty high-end systems especially for hard core gamers.

Core i7 powered CPUs are considered to be the fastest machines that money can buy today. Earlier, Intel had launched its Core 2 Duo processors two years back. Core 2 Duo processors had helped the company to regain its strength in the market and overhaul the market share of AMD. Intel processors still lead the market where performance of the PCs is concerned. The new Core i7 processors are expected to further strengthen company’s market value as they are noticeably faster that Core 2 Duo/Quad processors.

The Core i7 processors are available in 3 versions – the base model, 920 (2.66 GHz) with tray price of $286 sells at a retail price of $320- $400 across the US. The 2.93 GHz 940 model with a tray price of $562 sells at $600-$700 to the consumers. The Extreme Edition, 3.2GHz 965 model, has a $999 tray price and sells at $1100-$1200 in the retail market across the country.


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