Intel 'Nehalem' Talks April 2nd and 3rd

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?

  • Silluete
    Not interested in i, May be in half or 1 year, But for now i'll wait fo PII 955.
  • eddieroolz
    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.
  • 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
  • MrFoo
    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...
  • Gopherboy6956
    Upgraded to a i7 940 from a Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition. Very noticeable performance difference. i7 940 running at 3.80Ghz with liquid.
  • 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.
  • fazers_on_stun
    These are the server versions of i7 - should be ripping up that market shortly.
  • KyleSTL
    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.
  • Spanky Deluxe
    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.
  • I'm upgrading from a Pentium 4 2.2 ;-p. I already have the i7, but haven't finished the build.