Intel ProcessorsThe buzz is contagious. Absolutely everyone who is interested in technology is speaking about the release of the Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) processors, which is due to be launched in November 2008. One particular of the main factors why everybody is excited about this launch is simply because the Intel Core i7 is drastically various from earlier CPU generations.

Following Kentsfield, Intel will be an update to its line of quad-core processor with Yorkfield series. There will be many improvements produced by Intel. An instance is the L2 cache that can reach 12MB, the 45-nanometer manufacturing technologies, which is new SSE4 instructions for enhanced functionality in multimedia applications, graphics, gaming and function enhanced encoding and decoding video. Sadly, overspeed protection feature (multiplier lock) is turned on and off only on Yorkfield Intense version.

For this combo I extremely suggest you go with the AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) processor. While the Llano APUs are now deeply discounted and would operate properly for a simple HTPC, the Trinity provides you the benefit of the much better Piledriver microarchitecture along with AMD’s HD 7000 series of graphics. The A10-5800k in specific couples its CPU with AMD Radeon HD 7660D integrated graphics. Put it with the GA-F2A85X-UP4 for a strong motherboard functionality APU combo for just $250.

Setelah tahun 2000, permintaan pasar terhadap mikroprocessor higher-end mulai menurun dan kompetitor Intel mulai membidik pasar processor low-finish dan mid-end, disinilah masa-masa di mana dominasi Intel mulai berkurang. Pada awal tahun 2000-an, CEO Intel saat itu, Craig Barrett, mencoba untuk mendiversifikasikan bisnis Intel dan memperluas lini produksinya selain produk semikonduktor, tetapi hanya sedikit produk-produk baru ini yang akhirnya memetik sukses.

at the moment intel has the quickest chips, AMD has practically nothing that competes with the i7 for raw power, nonetheless AMDs best chips are generally as strong than the very best i5s at generaly reduced price, so if you are creating your personal method and you can afford an i7 and do not mind paying far much more for the (un-notisable for most purposes) performance boost purchase an i7. if nevertheless you are right after value for cash or do not require the most strong processor on the industry (couple of people do) acquire the most effective AMD processor you can afford, and you will generaly have a a lot more powerful chip than if you get Intel.