ci7 78 Intel Gives Nehalem Official Name; Core i7   
ci7x 78 Intel Gives Nehalem Official Name; Core i7

Intel announced desktop processors based on the
company’s upcoming new microarchitecture (codenamed "Nehalem") will be formally
branded "Intel® Core™ processor." The first products in this new family of
processors, including an "Extreme Edition" version, will carry an "i7"
identifier and will be formally branded as "Intel® Core™ i7 processor." This is
the first of several new identifiers to come as different products launch over
the next year.

ci7 78 Intel Gives Nehalem Official Name; Core i7   
ci7x 78 Intel Gives Nehalem Official Name; Core i7

Intel Corporation announced today that desktop processors based on the
company’s upcoming new microarchitecture (codenamed "Nehalem") will be formally
branded "Intel® Core™ processor." The first products in this new family of
processors, including an "Extreme Edition" version, will carry an "i7"
identifier and will be formally branded as "Intel® Core™ i7 processor." This is
the first of several new identifiers to come as different products launch over
the next year.

Products based on the new microarchitecture will deliver high performance and
energy efficiency. This "best of both worlds" approach is expected to extend
Intel’s processor leadership in future mobile, desktop and server market
segments.

"The Core name is and will be our flagship PC processor brand going forward,"
said Sean Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and general
manager, Sales and Marketing Group. "Expect Intel to focus even more marketing
resources around that name and the Core i7 products starting now."

The Intel Core processor brand name has gained broad awareness, preference, and
market momentum over the past several years. The Intel Core name remains the
logical choice for Intel’s latest family of processors. The Intel Core i7
processor brand logo will be available for high-performance desktop PCs with a
separate black logo for Intel’s highest-end "Extreme Edition." Intel will
include processor model numbers to differentiate each chip.

Initial products based on this microarchitecture are expected to be in
production in the fourth quarter of this year. These processors will feature
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, also known as simultaneous multi-threading,
and are capable of handling eight software "threads" on four processor cores.