Review of Core i7 .
Intel had launched three new Core i7 products in the end of 2008 at 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, and 3.20GHz. Price range of core i7 ranges from $250 to $1000 depending upon the speed. If you are planning to buy a PC then Corei7 is definitely a good buy and will be around for few more years. There are many processors in core i7. Intel the manufacturer of Core i7 CPU claims that this processor is the fastest in the planet until present. Intel has include both of its technologies including Turbo Boost technology and Hyper threading technology to this processor to make it faster to meet demands of multimedia rich applications especially gaming and 3D rendering. If you are a normal PC or Laptop user you might not need this high end processor as with normal application like browsers running you might not need it or may not feel the difference between your current CPU Core 2 duo or dual core or what ever you have currently.
The i7 processor uses 8 processing threads using hyper threading technology . The advantage of this is that the tasks are processed in parallel and thus reduces the execution time. This processor also have Intel Smart Cache which provide more efficient cache subsystem. Some technical geeks also do over clocking of Intel processors which however is not recommended by intel and the warranty does not cover it any thing happens in that case as overclocking can cause processors to heat and performance to degrade in some instances. We don’t recommend specially core i7 overclocking specially as this is a expensive processor and you can end up failing it.
The latest processors in i7 series are Core i7 950 processor and Intel Core™ i7 920 processor. The core i7 is the successor of Core 2 brand. The Core i7 980X Extreme processor which has six hyper threaded cores.
The initial Core i7 processors which were releases at the start had code name Bloomfield. Lynnfield processor then came in into market and was sold under the Core i7 brand.
Clarksfield is mobile version of the Lynnfield processor.
Here are the few Technical Details about the i7 processors
Core i7-610E : This processor have 2 × 256 L2 cache and 4MB L3 Cache and was released in Jan. 2010
Core i7-720QM : This processor have 4 × 256 L2 cache and 6MB L3 Cache and was released in Sep. 2009.
Core i7-820QM : This processor have 4 × 256 L2 cache and 6MB L3 Cache and was released in Sep. 2009.
Core i7-920XM Extreme Edition : This processor have 4 × 256 L2 cache and 8MB L3 Cache and was released in Sep. 2009.
Core i7-920 : This processor have 4 × 256 L2 cache and 8MB L3 Cache and was released in Nov. 2008.
There are many other models available too like Core i7-930(core i7 930), Core i7-940(core i7 940), Core i7-950(core i7 950), Core i7-960(core i7 960), Core i7-965 Extreme Edition (Core i7 965 Extreme Edition), Core i7-975 Extreme Edition (Core i7 975 Extreme Edition) Each of them have different frequencies, different L2 and L3 caches, different voltages and different core speeds and off course different prices. So its a bit of research to do before you finally purchase your processor. If you have decided to go ahead with core i7 laptop or core i7 desktop than Laptops and notebooks vendors like Dell, Sony ,
Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and others are offering these days their notebooks and laptops with Core i7 processors and some of these vendors does give you the opportunity to customize your laptop from your processor to your ram , video card and every thing including hard disks. If you do graphic intensive jobs or game intensive usage then definitely you shall go with the latest and expensive processors . If you compare i7 verses Core 2 or others duo than definitely i7 would be a better processor. Many bench marks software proves this . Before writing this Core-i7 review we have tested various processors in our lab for Core i7 review and found this to be a very good bet for you money.