Intel launches fastest processor on the planet

Intel launches fastest processor on the planet
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First Published: Tue, Nov 18 2008. 06 51 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Nov 18 2008. 06 51 PM IST
Mumbai: Intel launched its most advanced desktop processor Intel Core i7 processor in India Tuesday.
The Core i7 processor is the first member of a new family of Nehalem processor designs and is the most sophisticated ever built, with new technologies that boost performance on demand and maximize data throughput.
The Core i7 processor speeds video editing, immersive games and other popular internet and computer activities by up to 40% without increasing power consumption.
Broadly heralded by the computing industry as a technical marvel, the Intel Core i7 processor holds a new world record of 117 for the SPECint_base_rate2006* benchmark test that measures the performance of a processor.
This is the first time ever for any single processor to exceed a score of 100 points.
“Intel has delivered the fastest desktop processor on earth to the most demanding users on earth, the ones who are using their PCs for video, gaming and music,” Intel’s South Asia Marketing Director, Prakash Bagri, told reporters.
The Core i7 also has the latest Intel power-saving technologies, allowing desktops to go into “sleep-states” formerly reserved for Intel-based notebooks.
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