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Old February 2, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Actually, isn't there a batch of 32nm 1366 Xeons that come out in march?
I guess I worded my sentence wrong. I meant to say only i7 LGA1366 for sometime.
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Old February 2, 2010, 10:23 AM
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As an update to this story, on February 2nd, Fudzilla released information stating that the Core i7 970 will be a 6 core, 32nm Gulftown based processor. If this report is in fact true then one thing is clear; Intel needs to seriously give their head a shake (and fire their marketting team) when it comes to the naming schemes which they promised to be much clearer for consumers. With the current Core i7 975 edition being a 4 core Bloomfield based chip, setting an entirely new i7 970, Gulftown chip hidden somewhere in the middle of an old product line is... ridiculous.
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Old February 2, 2010, 10:33 AM
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...... Core i7 970 will be a 6 core, 32nm Gulftown based processor. ....With the current Core i7 975 edition being a 4 core Bloomfield based chip, setting an entirely new i7 970, Gulftown chip hidden somewhere in the middle of an old product line is... ridiculous.

Not so ridiculous, I don't care of the name... that means that Intel will put some 6 cores in the mainstream market, at least let's call it high end mainstream market , and not only reserve them to the EE brand ( the 975 is a EE ) , so we can fold with a 6 cores at decent price. I guess the venue of cheap AMD 6 core have something to do with it.

I like it...they can even make a 910, 6 cores and I will be more happy
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Old February 2, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Not so ridiculous, I don't care of the name... that means that Intel will put some 6 cores in the mainstream market, at least let's call it high end mainstream market , and not only reserve them to the EE brand ( the 975 is a EE ) , so we can fold with a 6 cores at decent price. I guess the venue of cheap AMD 6 core have something to do with it.

I like it...they can even make a 910, 6 cores and I will be more happy
Mark, the name has EVERYTHING to do with branding and making it easy and understandable for consumers. No offense, but you reasoning - just so long as they get it out it doesn't matter what they call it - doesn't even make sense. No everyone is going to be techguru that has Intel's lineup memorized. Regular people buying computer parts are going to associate higher numbers with a faster product because Intel is using a numerical scheme.


If Intel starts tossing in their Gulftown 6 cores where ever they can find a free number, chaos is going to ensue. They need to find a unique identifier so that people KNOW what the 6 core processors are.

The sort of did it with Core i5. They have the 6 series as 2 cored 32nm, and 7 series as 4 cored 45nm. The same should be done with i7.

If you can figure out a way that this naming scheme somehow follows a logical pattern, by all means I am all ears.

If nVidia made Fermi into the GTX 299 and the GTX 279 think of the mess. IMO it is no different with Intel and how they have butchered the Nehalem naming scheme.

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Mark, the name has EVERYTHING to do with branding and making it easy and understandable for consumers. No offense, ...
I know FiXT, those name start to confuse a lot of people . I was just happy to point that we may have cheaper 6 cores....

I have hard time to explain to my customer why my Core 2 cost more than the dual core of FS , They should not even put the golftown in the 9xx series , they gone have to do something, they will not stay for long with only 2 models of core 6 , they was not supose call the 6 cores i9 ????

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Booooo! That new lineup is completely underwhelming for the mainstream user. I want to see an 800-series Core i7 in 32nm form!!!

That new 880 CPU just has higher clocks. No die shrink.
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Theirs a couple Gulftowns on Ebay right now. Pretty expensive though
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