In a media launch this afternoon, Intel claims to deliver the fastest desktop processor on the planet ever with the introduction of the Core i7 CPU.
The Intel Core i7 processors are the newest line to go out of the fab under the Nehalem family (45nm process). All 3 new processors are quad cores with the re-introduction of hyperthreading (HT) to effectively deliver 8 cores.
Of course, better speeds always come at a price:
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz – $284 (~ Php14,200)
Intel Core i7 940 2.93GHz – $562 (~ Php28,100)
Intel Core i7 965 3.2GHz Extreme Edition – $999 (~ Php49,950)
On top of that, the system will only support DDR3 1066MHz which is still a bit expensive today compared to the standard DDR2. With the Extreme Edition (Core i7 965), Intel has also removed the overspeed protection so hard core users and gamers can easily overclock their rig.