Intel Core i7 Processor

I took delivery of my new toy this morning, it features the new Intel Core i7 (64 bit) processor. This is the successor to the Core 2 processors that hit the market in the last couple of years.

Key features include a replacement for the (Pentium) northbridge, meaning the processor has direct access to your triple channel DDR3, running at an obscene MHZ!

I don’t claim to be any kind of hardware expert, so if you are interested, check out these links:

As a software engineer, I enjoy looking at all those processing threads I can be running, with four cores, hyperthreading! Shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: four cores, hyperthreaded! :-D

Looks like I might be able to run multiple virtual machine images now, so I can test out a distributed SharePoint, BizTalk or K2 farm without giving the guys a work resource overload!


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3 Responses to “Intel Core i7 Processor”

  1. Matt Says:

    Only 6GB….. you need more than that ;-) My dual HT Xeon has 6Gb…. I would be looking for 64GB in that machine…. just about right for browsing the internet and reading my email!

  2. Pam Kauf Says:

    Do you outsource your graphic work for your website? I like them and would be interested in knowing who did yours! I’m in the process of designing my template for my new blog but having a hard time. Looking to pay someone to help.

  3. SpittingCAML Says:

    A colleague of mine helped produce my wordpress theme. I will let him know of your interest, he’s not in the country at the moment on hols so it may be another week or two before I get back to you.


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