Update: Intel's Nehalem will officially be called Core i7
The processor, codename Bloomfield, scheduled for Q4 2008 will hit the markets as Core i7.
Expreview wants to have learned that Intel will introduce brand and logotype next Monday. The black version will once again represent the Extreme Edition while the normal processors will bear the blue logo.
But not only the Bloomfield processors, but all future CPUs based on the Nehalem architecture will run by the new name. Therefore Lynnfield and Havendale - expected in 2009 - are said to be called i7, too.
Update: Today Intel officially confirmed last week's rumors via press release. The CPU with the codename Bloomfield will be released as Core i7 respectively Core i7 Extreme Edition.
But Havendale and Lynnfield are unlikely to bear the same name, because Intel only confirmed "Intel Core Processor” for the Nehalem products. Therefore one might presume that the name i7 will only be used for Bloomfield while its successors will hit the markets with another combination.
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