Intel has announced that its latest range of desktop processors will officially be called, Intel Core processors. This new Intel processors will be based on company’s upcoming microarchitecture formerly codenamed “Nehalem”.
The first products by Intel in this new family of processors, which also includes an “Extreme Edition” version, will carry an “i7” identifier and will be formally branded as “Intel Core i7 processor.” This is the first of many new identifiers to come as different products launch over the next year.
Intel claims that products based on the new microarchitecture will deliver high performance and energy efficiency. Besides, they also feature Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which is also known as simultaneous multi-threading, and is capable of handling eight software “threads” on four processor cores.
“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 products based on the Nehalem are expected to be in the production by the end of 2008.