Intel Core i7 Processors – Nehalem and X58 CPUs
There are only a select few events in the PC hardware world that get hardcore enthusiasts truly excited. For example, when popular trade shows like Computex, IDF, and CES take place, there is a fair amount of buzz. Also, anytime the major players in graphics release next-generation GPUs, things definitely heat up; or likewise when a hot new game hits. Finally, when either of the processor big guns, Intel or AMD unleash new CPU micro-architectures on the world, you can almost bet on the community to come alive with enthusiasm. Were sure weve missed a few other momentous occasions as well, but you get the gist. It takes something new and exciting to get a PC Enthusiasts pulse racing.
Thankfully, today is one of those times. Although Intel wont be officially launching their Core i7 processors, formerly codenamed Nehalem, and the X58 Express chipset until sometime later in the month, weve had them in house for a while now and can finally show you all the goods. Weve tested every Core i7 speed grade that will be available at launch, along with at trio of X58 Express based motherboards. Weve even thrown in some high-resolution multi-GPU SLI and CrossFireX testing for good measure as well.
Theres a lot to cover, so well keep the introduction short and dive right in. Below are some Core i7 features and specifications to whet your appetite–the main course is available on the pages ahead. Also, our video spotlight of all this new Intel technology can be found here.
Intel Core i7 Processor and Corsair Triple-Channel DDR3 RAM
On The DX58SO Smackover Motherboard
Specifications & Features
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