PC Games Hardware: Intel Core i5 and Core i7: Lynnfield CPUs reviewed

Intel's Corei7-900 with the Nehalem architecture definitely is an excellent processor - but up to now it hasn't fit into the market yet. The Bloomfield is primarily at home in servers and workstations and thus not a real successor for the Core 2 - the processors and boards are too expensive. But now Intel introduces the architecture to the mass market: The Lynnfield is launched.

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Nihilism3790d ago (Edited 3789d ago )

wow, now i'm really confused, the i7-920 score below the i7-860 in some tests....why???

9002xgn3789d ago

I think people get confused because of Intel's naming. They think the higher the number, the better it is. But this isn't always the case. The lower numbered processor featured in this write up just came out, where as the one with the higher number has been on the market for a while right? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks.