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Intel 'Nehalem' Talks April 2nd and 3rd

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Reminder: Intel will hold tech talks on its Nehalem-based Xeon processors this Thursday and Friday, April 2nd and 3rd 10 am - 12 noon PDT. We'll be doing a countdown to the two events starting at 9 am PDT.

The talk will center around why the Nehalem architecture is an all around excellent CPU not only for consumers but for business customers as well. The talk will be hosted between Intel performance engineers and engineers at Dell, who are up for a big Xeon release. Interestingly enough, Apple is the first company out the door with Nehalem-based Xeon systems with the recently annoucned Mac Pro.

Join us 10 am - 12 noon PDT on 4/2 for a live chat session with Intel Performance Engineers. We will discuss performance benefits of the Intel XEON 5500-series processor, code-named "Nehalem" microarchitecture.

You can access the tech talk here.

How many of you are already using Intel's Core i7? If you are, what did you upgrade from?

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    Silluete , March 30, 2009 8:55 AM
    Not interested in i, May be in half or 1 year, But for now i'll wait fo PII 955.
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    eddieroolz , March 30, 2009 10:26 AM
    SillueteNot interested in i, May be in half or 1 year, But for now i'll wait fo PII 955.

    Exactly what I was thinking.
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2009 12:23 PM
    Yes, last month I went from Pentium D at stock spec 2,8 Ghz to i7-920 OC'd to 3.1 I love it! Such a simple tweak I am euphoric.Up
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    MrFoo , March 30, 2009 1:05 PM
    Upgraded from a dual quad-core 3GHz Harpertown server to a desktop-based i7 box. The i7 is much faster and scales much better with multiple threads for memory-intensive tasks. Looking forward to the i7 Xeons...
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    Gopherboy6956 , March 30, 2009 1:27 PM
    Upgraded to a i7 940 from a Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition. Very noticeable performance difference. i7 940 running at 3.80Ghz with liquid.
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2009 1:41 PM
    I'm still running a core2duo 1,6 and 2,0Ghz, and am happy enough with it.
    I don't think I'll ever need a corei7. At least not for this year.
    Perhaps in the future a newer model.
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    fazers_on_stun , March 30, 2009 2:24 PM
    These are the server versions of i7 - should be ripping up that market shortly.
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    KyleSTL , March 30, 2009 2:47 PM
    I'm interested to see where power consumption will fall and power efficiency. The FBDIMMs of C2D and C2Q servers are killing the efficiency which still keeps the door slightly open for AMD in the server market. I believe Nehalem will change that.
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    Spanky Deluxe , March 30, 2009 4:08 PM
    I'm interested to see what Dell puts out in the workstation market - in particular their pricing. In the past Dell workstations have been in a comparable price range to the Mac Pros, in fact Mac Pros were often cheaper for the same hardware. This time around, however, its clear that Apple has increased their profit margin by $1000 on each Mac Pro compared to previous releases. Dell could very easily sell an exactly specced machine to a Mac Pro at $1000 under Apple's price, which would certainly be interesting competition. They could also simply follow Apple's lead and boost their own profit margins up by $1000 too though.
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2009 4:20 PM
    I'm upgrading from a Pentium 4 2.2 ;-p. I already have the i7, but haven't finished the build.
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    deltatux , March 30, 2009 4:34 PM
    I've been comparing my Phenom II X4 810 with a base Core i7 920 and probably I wasn't running very threaded applications, I didn't notice a huge difference. Of course it's faster but not by that much that can justify the cost.

    However, if I extensively run applications like Adobe Photoshop or Premiere, I might see a bigger difference as these pro applications actually pull on the processor's threads.
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    theubersmurf , March 30, 2009 5:37 PM
    I have an i7 920, upgraded from an Athlon x2.
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2009 8:26 PM
    Updated from the AMD Athlon X2 6400+ at 3.2 Ghz to the Intel Core i7 920 2.67 GHz bumped up to 3.2 GHz on the stock cooler. The i7 increased my PCmark score by 4000 points.
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    knickle , March 30, 2009 9:34 PM
    Sorry Intel. I went AMD this round and picked up a Phenom II 940. The price was hard to pass up, and I have no regrets. I am GPU limited again. :) 

    I upgraded from an Opteron 165.
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    Tindytim , March 31, 2009 10:32 AM
    After issues with another rig, I going to build a Core i7 rig in a month or 2. I'm currently stuck with an Old Pentium D.