By now everyone’s heard of Nehalem
, or what Intel now calls Core i7. The new processor is highly anticipated, as it marks a significant architecture change for Intel. The issue here however, is that people have been saying that Intel is simply taking technology from AMD.
For example, moving the memory controller onto the CPU, was something introduced by AMD. Replacing the front-side bus with HyperTransport, is another technology pioneered by AMD. But does it mean that Intel has copied AMD and left innovation standing out the door?
We have samples of Nehalem
in house, and from what we can tell, Intel has a big winner on its hand, which will widen the performance gap between it and AMD even further. Check out our in-depth article on just what makes Nehalem so good