After running numerous benchmark tests of Intel’s new Core i7 (Nehalem) processors, “it’s clear that Intel has now implemented a great many of the features long offered by AMD processors. It’s equally clear the Intel has taken those features and improved them. For example, the integrated memory controller in the new Nehalem processors is an impressive demonstration of what’s possible with this technology. The re-emergence of the hyperthreading technology that originated with the Pentium 4 is also extremely successful,” Rupert Goodwins and Kai Schmerer report for ZDNet Germany.
“In numerous tests, the 2.66GHz Core i7 920 is a better proposition at AU$2800.00 than Intel’s previous fastest processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX9775, at around AU$2600. However both are painfully expensive in Australia,” Goodwins and Kai Schmerer report.
“Direct comparisons between the two 3.2GHz chips — the older Penryn Core 2 Extreme QX9775 and the new Nehalem Core i7 Extreme 965 — show the latest processor to be well over 50 percent faster. That advantage is not only confined to professional rendering applications; it also holds true for image editing with software… That performance improvement should ensure Nehalem is a success,” Goodwins and Kai Schmerer report.
“Intel’s Nehalem processors don’t just make the competition look outdated — even its own Core 2 chips can hardly keep up with the new architecture,” Goodwins and Kai Schmerer report.
Full article, with benchmarks, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]