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    Exclamation Intel's 2.93GHz "Bloomfield" CPU to be named "Core i7 940"?

    In a recent sighting of more Gigabyte X58-DS4 pictures, Hardspell posted a CPU-Z screenshot of the board running the 2.93GHz "Bloomfield" chip, which the program identifies as "Intel Core i7 940." Could this in fact be true? I'm still confused with the heirarchy and "identifiers" of the upcoming Nehalem lineup..

    http://en.hardspell.com/doc/showcont.asp?news_id=4008



    On a second note, Wiki says otherwise - that the 2.93GHz "Bloomfield" will be dubbed "Core i7 900"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_i7


    original Wiki source (translated):
    Hardware-Infos.com - Intel Core i7 Processors from mid-October (August 11, 2008)


    ============================================================

    *MAJOR EDIT*

    Oh WOW, our original source on the Core i7 940 (Hardware-Infos.com) apparently edited their "Core i7 Processors in mid-October" article (under the same original posting date - August 11, 2008....) to rename the "Core i7 940" back to just "Core i7 900"

    more accurate translation:

    "Behind the scenes, the Core i7 900 Extreme edition traded names with the 2.93GHz model, which will be known as Core i7 900."

    (this still doesn't point to an absolute name for the "Extreme Edition." Perhaps it will share the Core i7 900 name but with an "Extreme Edition" identifier?)

    And now if you point your browsers to the Core i7 Wikipedia article, you'll find that Source [6] (the source for all the Core i7 processor models) in fact cites the same Hardware-Infos link. Conspiracy? I think more like NDA


    looks like Intel's being doing some reediting work on me behind the scenes. They don't want me to distribute this info...oh well, I'm going to say it:


    THE CORE i7 2.93GHZ MODEL WILL BE KNOWN AS CORE i7 940!
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    that name is BAD

    taking the pentium d 940 name..... tzzzz
    hope its not that slow^^

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    Actually,
    The "i" is a bad name.
    Copied from Apple.

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    Yeah Intel stated that the "i" and "7" doesn't mean anything. I guess they figured that it sounded unquie.

    The "i" suffix should stand for Intel and they should have made the number suffix for the cores that each processor series has on it instead like i4, i6, i8 atleast it would have made more sense from a marketing standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCity1981 View Post
    Yeah Intel stated that the "i" and "7" doesn't mean anything. I guess they figured that it sounded unquie.

    The "i" suffix should stand for Intel and they should have made the number suffix for the cores that each processor series has on it instead like i4, i6, i8 atleast it would have made more sense from a marketing standpoint.
    it does this is the 7th generation processor from intel
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwj5 View Post
    it does this is the 7th generation processor from intel
    um, no it's not. NetBurst was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuDioFreaK39 View Post
    um, no it's not. NetBurst was.
    maybe it starts from, the intel main desktop processors

    Pentium Processor
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    ......
    ......
    Pentium 4
    Core Duo(Pentium D)
    Core 2 Duo
    i7

    we will nv know
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    IMHO, Intel should have stuck to the 80x86 identifiers.

    8086 (or 8088) for the very first IBM/Microsoft PC
    80286 PC-AT
    80386
    80486
    80586 (Pentium)
    80686 (Pentium II)
    80786 (Pentium III)
    80886 (Pentium 4 and variants)
    80986 (Core Duo)
    801086 (Core 2 Duo)
    801186 (Nehalem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msc View Post
    IMHO, Intel should have stuck to the 80x86 identifiers.

    8086 (or 8088) for the very first IBM/Microsoft PC
    80286 PC-AT
    80386
    80486
    80586 (Pentium)
    80686 (Pentium II)
    80786 (Pentium III)
    80886 (Pentium 4 and variants)
    80986 (Core Duo)
    801086 (Core 2 Duo)
    801186 (Nehalem)
    Core 2 and Nehalem start to look like telephone numbers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwj5 View Post
    maybe it starts from, the intel main desktop processors

    Pentium Processor
    ......
    ......
    ......
    Pentium 4
    Core Duo(Pentium D)
    Core 2 Duo
    i7

    we will nv know
    pentium D was not 'core duo'

    Pentium D is netburst aka pentium 4
    Core duo was Pentium M

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    As far as I remember, Pentium Pro, Pentium II and Pentium III were all referred to as P6 (686 architecture), while netburst architecture was referred to as P68 and NOT P7, since it was very different from the predecessors.

    Core architecture is more similar to P6 than P68, then I think we could unofficially refer to it as P7. Or, if we want to differenciate Banias and Dothan architecture from it, we could think of them as P7 and of Core as P8.

    Anyway, Nehalem should have nothing to do with 7...it should instead be 8 or 9.

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    then should call Ibad

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuroALIEN View Post
    Actually,
    The "i" is a bad name.
    Copied from Apple.
    Copy from Apple? Are you kidding? intel had iProducts way before Apple did.

    For example
    Intel i740-graphics card
    Intel iAPX-processor (1981)
    Intel i960-processor (1988)
    Intel i860-processor (1989)

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    I think 940 brings bad memories.... TAKE IT OFF

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    Exclamation

    ============================================================

    *MAJOR EDIT*

    Oh WOW, our original source on the Core i7 940 (Hardware-Infos.com) apparently edited their "Core i7 Processors in mid-October" article (under the same original posting date - August 11, 2008....) to rename the "Core i7 940" back to just "Core i7 900"

    more accurate translation:

    "Behind the scenes, the Core i7 900 Extreme edition traded names with the 2.93GHz model, which will be known as Core i7 900."

    (this still doesn't point to an absolute name for the "Extreme Edition." Perhaps it will share the Core i7 900 name but with an "Extreme Edition" identifier?)

    And now if you point your browsers to the Core i7 Wikipedia article, you'll find that Source [6] (the source for all the Core i7 processor models) in fact cites the same Hardware-Infos link. Conspiracy? I think more like NDA


    looks like Intel's being doing some reediting work on me behind the scenes. They don't want me to distribute this info...oh well, I'm going to say it:


    THE CORE i7 2.93GHZ MODEL WILL BE KNOWN AS CORE i7 940!
    Last edited by AuDioFreaK39; Sep 12th, 08 at 12:14 PM.
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