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Intel's 2.93GHz "Bloomfield" CPU to be named "Core i7 940"? AuDioFreaK39 Sep 8th, 08, 02:07 PM #1

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)


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*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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clonez Sep 8th, 08, 02:32 PM #2
that name is BAD

taking the pentium d 940 name..... tzzzz
hope its not that slow^^
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kuroALIEN Sep 8th, 08, 02:33 PM #3
Actually,
The "i" is a bad name.
Copied from Apple.
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SteelCity1981 Sep 8th, 08, 02:56 PM #4
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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lwj5 Sep 8th, 08, 03:10 PM #5
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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.
it does this is the 7th generation processor from intel
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AuDioFreaK39 Sep 8th, 08, 03:12 PM #6
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it does this is the 7th generation processor from intel
um, no it's not. NetBurst was.
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lwj5 Sep 8th, 08, 03:26 PM #7
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um, no it's not. NetBurst was.
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
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Msc Sep 8th, 08, 04:44 PM #8
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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psolord Sep 8th, 08, 06:27 PM #9
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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)
Core 2 and Nehalem start to look like telephone numbers!
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Fatfool Sep 8th, 08, 08:25 PM #10
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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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TecnoWorld Sep 8th, 08, 08:59 PM #11
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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Niceone Sep 8th, 08, 11:48 PM #13
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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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slim142 Sep 9th, 08, 04:20 AM #14
I think 940 brings bad memories.... TAKE IT OFF
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AuDioFreaK39 Sep 12th, 08, 11:49 AM #15
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*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!
EVGA X58 SLI Classified E759 Limited Edition
Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X Gulftown six-core
Thermalright TRUE Copper w/ 2x Noctua NF-P12s (push-pull)
2x EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified [Quad-SLI]
6GB Mushkin XP Series DDR3 1600MHz 7-8-7-20
Silverstone Strider 1500w
OCZ RevoDrive 3 240GB 1.0GB/s PCI-Express SSD
Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Pro / Logitech G51 5.1 Surround
SilverStone Raven RV02
Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64


Wishing I had a display with IMAX resolution to play the Crysis series completely maxed out!
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