Well, it’s a miracle that Intel keeps on making faster better chips, this time with the Core i7.
In short, the Intel Core i7 features QuickPath interface instead of the traditional Front Side Bus (FSB), on-processor memory controller for faster CPU-to-memory access, support for DDR3 memory modules, re-implemented hyper-threading that uses 4 CPU cores as software-version 8 cores, 8MB L3 Cache, and 731 MILLION transistors!
Other Intel Core i7 rave and reviews on the internet:
TGDaily on Intel Core i7 – Read
TechReport on Intel Core i7 – Read
AnandTech on Intel Core i7 – Read
PC Perspective on architecture of Intel Core i7 – Read
TechGadget on performance and pricing of Intel Core i7 – Read
Maximum PC on dissected and benchmarking of Intel Core i7 – Read
CustomPC on Intel Core i7 – Read
TechSpot on Intel Core i7 920, 940, and 965 – Read
Intel had to come up with faster cores. It was taking Windows too long to crash with the old cores.
What a company. I can’t think of any other to have been as aggressively innovative as Intel.
Giant leap from Intel must be followed by AMD, just wait for AMD’s answers.