Intel Introduces Core™ i7 and Xeon® 3400 Processors, Plus First Core™ i5 Processor.
Intel Corporation today introduced several high-performance desktop and server processors that bring the next level of integration and intelligence to PCs. The new Intel® Core™ i5 processor family, two new Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and the Intel® Xeon processor 3400 series bring Intel’s latest Nehalem architecture to the mainstream desktop and access server markets.
New Intel® Core™ Processors for Consumers
To date codenamed “Lynnfield,” these new chips are based on Intel’s award-winning Nehalem microarchitecture, and are designed for consumers who need maximum performance for digital media, productivity, gaming, and other demanding applications. great computing power. These processors, along with the new Intel P55 Express chipset, are available now.
These processors are lead and halogen free1 and include exclusive Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Top-class Core i7 processors also offer support for Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. The combination of all these features provides computer users with absolute “smart” performance when they need it, as well as optimal power consumption when the equipment is not using its maximum capacity.
Computers get smaller
The new chipsets provide teams with the most revolutionary changes in design since the invention of the PCI bus in the early 1990s, and pave the way for Intel’s upcoming computing platform of 2010. The Intel® P55 Express Chipset will be the A critical component of motherboards around the world, it’s set to deliver incredible new levels of performance and scalability for everyone from off-the-shelf component buyers to technically savvy people able to install things into their own devices.
The new Core i7 and i5 processors are the first Intel processors to feature an integrated 16-data lane PCI Express 2 graphics port and a dual-channel memory controller, to enable all I/O and management functions. run on an Intel P55 Express chipset with single-chip architecture. Previous Intel chipsets required two separate chips. A new Direct Media Interface (DMI) connects the processor and the chipset. The chipset supports 8 PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s) ports to facilitate flexible device support. Dual graphics cards are supported in a “2×8” configuration. The chipset also features 6 SATA 3Gb/s ports with Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, to provide RAID levels 0/1/5/10. In addition, the chip’s USB 2.0 Rate Matching Hub can provide up to 14 USB 2.0 ports, plus Intel® High Definition Audio technology for the best digital sound. The new processors are the first to offer support for the new Land Grid Array (LGA) 1156 socket and package technology.
Best Access Servers
Small businesses that require 24/7 uptime and educational institutions now have stronger reasons than ever to purchase a general-purpose server powered by the new Xeon processors and Intel® 3400 and 3420 chipsets. These new products they improve the productivity of small businesses, thanks to their ability to more efficiently deliver email, files, document printing and dynamic web functions. They can also improve education by facilitating collaboration in the classroom and increasing the productivity of school administrative services. Servers based on Xeon 3400 processors offer greater reliability compared to desktops, using features such as Error Correcting Code memory and RAID 0/1/5/10 fault tolerance levels for Windows operating systems. servers. These servers are designed to power small business growth by enabling them to complete up to 64%2 more sales transactions with up to 56% faster business response time. These improvements are possible thanks to the use of Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture and a 4x improvement in memory capacity (32 GB). In addition, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology allow these servers to automatically adapt their performance to unique business needs. Processors launching today also include the Intel® Xeon® L3426, a low-power variant that offers up to a 188% improvement in energy savings per dollar over the previous generation Intel® Xeon® X3380, which makes it easy to build smaller servers that require less space and are ideal for thermally constrained environments. For more information on these products, visit www.intel.com/xeon .